The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has caught a lion of crimes. This happened today in Mumbai where ED sleuths arrested Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar.
Kaskar is the brother of absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim. He was arrested from Thane Jail in a money laundering case.
Incidentally, his arrest comes after a Mumbai Court had granted permission to the ED to interrogate Iqbal Kaskar, who was arrested by Thane Police’s Anti-Extortion Cell in 2017 and remains in custody since then.
As per report,the ED had studied and identified him after a long time. Now he is set to be produced before a Special PMLA Court for remand and further investigations.
According to sources, the ED has interrogated him and recorded statements of six persons in connection with the money-laundering cases and a few more including builders and politicians are likely to be questioned.
“The central agency is probing how the money laundering racket involved the use of digital wallets and darknet, and re-invested in realty sectors in certain foreign locations to avoid detection”, news agency IANS report states.
The same news agency IANS adds:”The agencies suspect that the money may have been extorted or collected through ransoms, settlement of cases, narcotics and routed through hawala for which the entire money trail is being probed as also terror links.”