- Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar was arrested from South Mumbai
- He was produced in court today and was sent to police custody for 8 days
- Iqbal Kaskar has been running an extortion racket: Thane Police
Kaskar was picked up from the home of his sister, Haseena Parker, late on Monday by a crack team of the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) and later placed under arrest. He was produced before a court today and has been sent to police custody for eight days along with two other aides of Dawood Ibrahim.
"Iqbal Kaskar demanded four flats and Rs 30 lakh as ransom from a builder. The names of some other builders and politicians have also emerged during the investigation," Mr Singh told reporters.
The police are now examining whether the dreaded Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) can be applied to Iqbal Kaskar and his brother Dawood, believed to be in Pakistan.
The police chief said he has threatened and made extortion calls to several builders in Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
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