Dawood Ibrahim has formed special unit to target India with explosives, top politicians on hit list: NIA

New Delhi/Mumbai: The National Investigation (NIA) has claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has created a special unit to target India.

According to the NIA, India’s political leaders and prominent businessmen are featured on the hit list. Dawood Ibrahim is reportedly planning to use this special unit to launch an attack on India using explosives and other lethal weapons with an aim to incite violence in the country with a particular focus on national capital New Delhi and business capital Mumbai.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood’s brother, from Thane Jail in a money laundering case.

The development came after a Mumbai Court 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.

After being produced in a Special PMLA Court, Kaskar was sent to seven-day police remand.

Iqbal has been nabbed by the ED in a fresh money-laundering case lodged against him and others three days ago after it raided around 10 properties linked to the Kaskar clan in Mumbai.

The ED has recorded the statements of six persons in connection with the money-laundering cases and a few more including builders and politicians are likely to be questioned.

(With IANS inputs)


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