Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan, confirms arrested brother Kaskar


New Delhi: India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is still in Pakistan, his brother Iqbal Kaskar has revealed it. Iqbal Kaskar, who was recently arrested by police for his alleged involvement in an extortion case.

Iqbal Kaskar, the officer said, has confirmed that his brother is in Pakistan. Dawood Ibrahim is wanted in several cases including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people were killed.

However, Pakistan consistently denies that the global terrorist is holed up there. Kaskar’s claim backs up the dossier India has handed to Pakistan, listing over nine addresses of Dawood in Karachi and other cities.

According to reports, Kaskar also said Dawood has been wary of calling his relatives or his men in India as he is scared his phone could be tapped.

Kaskar also told the interrogators that he has spoken with his other brother, Anees Ibrahim, who lives with Dawood, four or five times in the recent past.

On Thursday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray claimed that Dawood is trying to negotiate his return to the government as he wants to spend his last days in his home country and that the ruling BJP wants to bring him back to score in elections.

The Thane Police officer said the crime branch has sent a team to Bihar in connection with an extortion case in which some shooters were believed to have been hired by the state to scare complainants.

The complainants are likely to get police protection, the officer said.

Using Dawood’s name, Kaskar had been threatening a real estate businessman in Thane since 2013, police said, adding that he took Rs  30 lakh and four flats from the builder.

Kaskar was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003.

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