Iqbal Kaskar, brother of dreaded don Dawood Ibrahim, has told interrogators from the Intelligence Bureau and Thane police that his brother is still in Pakistan. Kaskar was arrested by Thane police in an extortion case on Monday. He provided the police some of the addresses being used by his brother.
"Along with crime branch officials, Iqbal is also being questioned by the IB officials for the last two days and he has provided some vital information related to Dawood and his whereabouts," said a senior official of Thane police.
Dawood's addresses in Pakistan are given here: 1. House No 37, 30th Street - defence, Housing Authority, Karachi.
2. Noorabad, Karachi (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area).
3. White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi.
A fourth address on record until 2016 - House no. 29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street No. 22, Karachi, Pakistan - is no longer part of the records.
Dawood is of late wary of calling his relatives or his men in India on phone for fear of tapping, Kaskar said.Further, Kaskar also told interrogators that he has spoken with his other brother, Anees Ibrahim, who lives with Dawood, only four or five times in the recent past.
The information given by Kaskar will help in the investigation of several cases registered against the members of Dawood gang in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, the official said.
According to the police, Dawood's drug business has spread to Africa and even South America, while Kaskar looks after his 'real estate business' in Mumbai area.
The crime branch has also sent a team to Bihar to probe the present case, as the shooters hired to scare the complainant had been hired from there, the officer said.
Two more people have come forward to complain about the extortion racket run by the Dawood gang in Mumbai-Thane area since Iqbal's arrest.
The police are likely to give protection to the complainants, the official said. Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder in Thane in Dawood's name since 2013 and had extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats from him. Kaskar was deported from the UAE in 2003.
With PTI inputs