The central agency Enforcement Directorate has arrested Iqbal Kaskar, brother of underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim. Taking Iqbal Kaskar, lodged in Thane jail, into his custody and presenting him in PMLA court. The ED will investigate Iqbal’s income and assets in the money laundering case. To date, in the Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case, the ED has summoned two builders by registering the answers of six people.
In the past, the ED had applied to the court for the custody of Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of Dawood Ibrahim. Iqbal has been in jail since 2017 for extortion. Today, ED called Chhota Shakeel’s brother-in-law Salim Fruits. It is suspected that Salim Fruits has traveled to Pakistan. Hawala and money laundering are suspected of the accused.
The ED believes that D Company associates are collecting money through extortion and settlements, as well as drugs, and using it for terrorist activities through hawala. ED is following their money trail. The ED has so far interrogated five to six people including Salim Fruit in the case. ED has summoned an additional three to four people but has not released their names.
Dawood Ibrahim and his close associates were the targets of earlier raids by the ED in Mumbai. ED took this action based on information received from NIA.
An FIR was registered by the NIA against Dawood Ibrahim 15 days ago, on the basis of which the ED collected some evidence. Money laundering, drug trafficking, and hawala are among the areas in which ED collects information. Consequently, the ED is conducting raids on the homes of Dawood’s associates. Additionally, ED officials raided the Mumbai residence of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar. Haseena Parkar has already passed away.
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