Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested Iqbal Kaskar, brother of 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, in connection with a money laundering probe. Recently, a case of money laundering has been registered against the jailed Kaskar.
Kaskar was lodged in Thane jail
According to officials, Kaskar, already lodged in Thane jail in several cases of alleged extortion, has been taken into custody in the latest case. Officials said Kaskar will be produced before the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, which had issued a production warrant against him on February 16.
ED may seek Kaskar’s custody
The Enforcement Directorate may seek Kaskar’s custody for interrogation of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and others linked to the Mumbai underworld in the new case. The ED has taken this action after a fresh case was registered against Kaskar and on February 15 raids related to underworld operations, alleged illegal property deals and hawala transactions in Mumbai.
Raids were done at many places
A total of 10 locations, including those belonging to Ibrahim’s late sister Haseena Parkar, Kaskar and gangster Chhota Shakeel’s brother-in-law Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, were raided. ED had also questioned Qureshi after the raid.
NIA had registered FIR
The ED case is based on the recent FIR lodged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Ibrahim and others, apart from its independent intelligence. The NIA had filed a criminal complaint under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).