One such aide rewarded with a flat for getting maximum details of builders and their projects is Thane-based realtor Mumtaz Shaikh. The complainant builder told the police in his statement that Kaskar had extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats in the Neopolis Apartment, located in Waghbil, on Ghodbunder Road in Thane, from him. Mumtaz's name is on flat number 405 at Neopolis Apartment.
Expecting more cases
Shaikh and Israr use to bring deals and inputs to Kaskar and accordingly, businessmen, including jewellers and builders were threatened. "Till date, we have registered two cases and are expecting more people to come forward, as the gang extorted from many people in Thane. Threatened by the D-gang, they would never reveal the name of the accused. The officers are also verifying others who have been extorted in the same way," said another official.
On Thursday, Kaskar was interrogated by Parambir Singh, Thane commissioner of police. During the interrogation, Kaskar allegedly said that he has not been in contact with Dawood since 2003, when he came to Mumbai. Earlier too, he met the family mostly in Dubai. Kaskar also shared around three to four addresses of his brother in Karachi, Pakistan and claimed that the brothers, including Anees, reside in neighbouring bungalows. He said they have four to five bungalows in posh areas in Pakistan.
Just bheja fry
Kaskar also revealed that two corporators from Thane came to meet him in 2016. "They came to meet him and ate dishes like bheja fry and others. But Kaskar never revealed the real reason behind their meeting and is not being too co-operative in the investigation," added a senior official.
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