The Anti-Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police arrested mafia don Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Rizwan Kaskar from Mumbai airport on Wednesday night. This is a major success for the cops a day after arresting a close aide of Chhota Shakeel.
Rizwan was found at the Mumbai airport, allegedly, trying to abscond from the country to Dubai. He is the son of Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, who is currently lodged in Thane Central Jail since his arrest in January last year.
Two other people were also arrested along with Rizwan.
“During his(Ahmad Raza’s) interrogation, Rizwan Kaskar’s name cropped up. Based on the information, a trap was laid and he was detained at the Mumbai international airport on Wednesday night when he was trying to escape from the country”, told a senior official about the recent trail, post the arrest of Afroz Wadariya aka Ahmad Raza, a member of Fahim Machmach gang.
He was placed under arrest after detailed interrogation, the official further added.
All the three accused will be produced before the court, later today.
Wadariya is the person who carried out all the hawala transactions on the advice of underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel in cities like Maharashtra’s Mumbai and Gujarat’s Surat.
It may be recalled that Iqbal Kaskar, father of Rizwan Kaskar, was picked up from his home on the night of September 18, 2017, when he was enjoying biryani and watching the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show on television by the Mumbai Police.
Iqbal Kaskar was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003.
Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, has emerged as India’s most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks.
The US has also declared him a “global terrorist” and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets across the world.