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Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Sohail Kaskar held in US for narco-terrorism

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:00
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Sohail Kaskar held in US for narco-terrorism
Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: While underworld don Dawood Ibrahim continues to live in hiding, his nephew Sohail Kaskar has been arrested by the US authorities for narco-terrorism.

According to a ToI report, Sohail Kaskar, 36, has been arrested for conspiring to commit narco-terrorism, provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and unlawfully sell missile launching systems. 

Sohail Kaskar has been linked with Colombia's FARC terrorist group.

As per report, Sohail and two Pakistani nationals were arrested by the US's dreaded Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in December 2015 after extradition from Spain, but Dawood’s henchmen used all their might and money power to suppress the news to save Dawood's "international image" from getting tarnished. 

Sohail, alias Ali Danish, is Dawood's deceased younger brother Noora's older son. 

Report also quoted sources as saying that Dawood has engaged a top lawyer for Sohail, who, if convicted, can face a maximum sentence of life in jail and a mandatory minim-um term of 25 years in prison.

The lawyer, Tom Keniff, is representing him in the Manhattan federal court, which charged him in December 2015 for supplying surface to-air missiles to FARC and for bringing drugs, mainly heroin, into the US from Pakistan.

First Published: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:00
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