Ground Report | New Delhi: Iqbal Kaskar; The Enforcement Directorate has taken Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar into its custody in connection with the money laundering case. The court on Wednesday issued a production warrant to produce Iqbal Kaskar, already lodged in Thane jail in Maharashtra, in a money laundering case.
Now the ED has got the custody of Iqbal Kaskar, from where Kaskar will now be produced in the special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court. There are already many cases registered against Iqbal Kaskar.
The Enforcement Directorate had also raided many places while campaigning against the underworld. The cases are related to illegal property dealings and hawala. The places where the ED had raided included the hideouts of Dawood Ibrahim, believed to be the mastermind of the 1993 bomb blasts.
Kaskar was jailed after being charged under the Maharashtra Organized Crime Control Act (MCOCA), following three extortion cases registered against him by Thane police in 2017.
ED is investigating a money laundering case against Ibrahim, Iqbal Mirchi, Chhota Shakeel, Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar and Javed Chikna after finding multiple hawala transactions related to money obtained illegally through extortion, trafficking in drugs, sale of real estate in Nagpada and Bhendi Bazaar area of Mumbai, and other illegal activities.
ED’s money laundering case against Ibrahim and his assistants is based on a new case filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) earlier this month against D-Company under the strict Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Ibrahim and several of his associates were named by the NIA because of their roles in terrorist activities, including hawala transactions, against India.
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