Published On : Thu, Sep 21st, 2017

Dawood is hiding in Pakistan, Iqbal Kaskar tells IB officials

Iqbal Kaskar
Mumbai/Nagpur: Intelligence Bureau (IB) sleuths on Thursday intensely grilled Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, for four hours. Kaskar, who is in 8-day custody of Thane police in an extortion case, reportedly told his interrogators that the most wanted 1993 Mumbai blasts accused is hiding in Pakistan, according to a senior police official.

The official said that Kaskar told the interrogators that he was not in touch with Dawood since 2014. Dawood has changed his whereabouts in Pakistan ever since the Narendra Modi Government came into power, Kaskar is believed to have told the IB officials.

Iqbal Kaskar was taken into custody from his home in south Mumbai on Monday night in a high-security operation involving multiple police agencies. India has intensified its efforts to nab Dawood, the Mumbai-based gangster who fled the country in 1986.