Thane court extends Iqbal Kaskar's police custody by four days in extortion case

Thane: A magistrate's court in Thane on Wednesday extended by four days the police custody of Iqbal Kaskar, fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother, as police said the probe into the extortion case against him wasn't yet complete.

 Thane court extends Iqbal Kaskars police custody by four days in extortion case

File image of Iqbal Kaskar. Firstpost/ Sanjay Sawant

Kaskar, along with his aides Israr Jamil Sayyed and Mumtaz Ejaj Shaikh, was produced before magistrate RT Ingle on Wednesday.

The Crime Branch of the Thane Police had arrested Kaskar and others on 19 September for allegedly threatening a city-based builder in Dawood's name, and extorting money as well as four flats.

Prosecutor Rashmi Kshirsagar told the court that police were yet to arrest four shooters from Bihar whom the gang had hired to intimidate the builder.

Advocate S Keswani, the accused's lawyer, said the investigation details revealed by police had no bearing on the case, and media was publishing them.

He asked why should the investigation into this kind of offence take so much time.

The magistrate, however, agreed to extend police custody for the three arrested.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2017 20:30:37 IST

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