Iqbal Kaskar, brother of Dawood Ibrahim, has confirmed that the underworld don lives in Pakistan, Abhishek Trimukhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane told the media on Thursday.
Yes he (Iqbal Kaskar) did say that: DCP Abhishek Trimukhe (crime branch, Thane) on Dawood Ibrahim being in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/q7Z514LFP7
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Kaskar, who is on an eight-day police custody, told the police that Dawood has changed his residence four times in Pakistan since Narendra Modi government came into power, The Hindustan Times reported.
Thane Police will share information given by Kaskar with central intelligence agencies to co-ordinate in finding more about Dawood's whereabouts.
He denied reports about him meeting Ibrahim in 2003 in Dubai, but police suspect that he could be trying to confuse them with this, the report added.
Zee News also reported that Dawood did not communicate with his relatives in India over the phone to avoid being recorded by intelligence agencies.Further, he said that the 1993 blasts accused has links with Latin American drug dealers.
Thane Police arrested Kaskar on 18 September in connection with an extortion racket operating in Maharashtra.
According to Thane Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder, named Jaggu Khetwani, in Thane, in Dawood's name since 2013 and had already extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats from him.
The Thane Crime Branch also are investigating Dawood's involvement in Kaskar's alleged extortion racket.
"It is being examined by the crime branch if they should be booked under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act). This extortion racket was being operated under the name of Dawood Ibrahim. His involvement will be investigated. If we figure out his involvement, he will be booked," Singh said.
The role of two NCP members, as well as several other politicians is also being probed.
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Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 22:20:53 IST