MCOCA invoked in firing outside Kaskar’s residence

Crime Branch of Mumbai Police invoked the stringent MCOCA in the case of firing outside the residence of Iqbal Kaskar.

Mumbai: Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Wednesday
invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) in the case of firing outside the residence of
fugitive Don Dawood Ibrahim`s brother Iqbal Kaskar in which
the latter`s bodyguard-cum-driver was killed.

MCOCA provisions have been applied on seven arrested
accused and absconding gangster Chhota Rajan, arch rival of
Dawood Ibrahim, Joint Commissioner of Police, Himanshu Roy,
told reporters.

The seven arrested accused are Umed Ul Rehman, Aasid
Jan Mohammed Shaikh, Sayyed Ali, Indra Khatri, Abdul Rashid
Shaikh, Adnan Sayed and D K Rao.
D K Rao, alleged close associate of gang leader Chhota
Rajan, was arrested on July 12.

Rehman (27), a sharpshooter and active member of Rajan`s
gang, and his associate Aasid Jaan Mohammed Shaikh (41) were
apprehended in Goa in July.

Two shooters Syyed Ali (29), a resident of Mumbai, and
Indra Khatri (27), had earlier been arrested near J J Hospital
here on the day of the incident while they were trying to
escape after the firing.

Two more accused Abdul Rashad Shaikh (21) and Adnan
Idaayad Sayyed (21), who had allegedly shown the target -
Kaskar`s driver Bukha - to the two shooters, were arrested on
May 25.
During interrogation, accused Rehman had indicated Rao`s
role in the firing incident, sources said.

Two gunmen had fired outside Kaksar`s residence on
Pakmodia street in south Mumbai on May 17, killing Kaskar`s
bodyguard-cum-driver Arif Syed Abu Bukha. Kaskar was not
present at the time when the incident occurred.


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