The Thane police on Wednesday applied Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against five accused Chhota Shakeel, Iqbal Kaskar, Mumtaz Shaikh, Israr Sayyed and Pankaj Gangar booked in connection with an extortion case.
Of the five, four have been arrested, while Chhota Shakeel is still wanted. Kaskar, who was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003, is said to be operating his brother Dawood’s real estate business in the city, the police said.
Madhukar Pandey, joint commissioner of police, Thane, said, “We have slapped MCOCA against all five accused in the first case of extortion. Two more cases have been filed against Kaskar. We have booked Dawood and Anees Ibrahim in one of the cases.”