THANE, Sept 19 - Two aides of Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, were today arrested in connection with an extortion case, a senior police official said.
Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder here, in Dawood�s name since 2013 and extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats from him, police said.
Mumtaz Sheikh and Israr Ali Jamil Sayyad, who were earlier detained, were formally placed under arrest, Thane�s Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh said.
Besides, Iqbal Parkar, a close relative of Haseena Parkar, Dawood�s sister, and drug dealer Mohammad Yasin Khwaja Hussain were also detained in connection with the case, the officer said.
Kaskar was last night taken into custody from his sister Haseena�s house in Nagpada area of Central Mumbai, by a team led by encounter specialist and the anti-extortion cell�s senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma.
Kaskar was questioned till late last night by the crime branch officials and then formally arrested, Singh said.
The police are also investigating if Dawood Ibrahim had any role in the matter and if it is found, he will also be made an accused in the case, the commissioner said at a press conference here.
An extortion case was registered on the basis of the complaint by the builder at Thane�s Kasarwadavali PS. � PTI