Kaskar wasn’t at shootout site: Mumbai police
Mumbai: In a twist to the Iqbal Kaskar attack case, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday said that the Mumbai businessman wasn’t present at the site when the shootout happened.
It was earlier reported that Kaskar, brother of India`s most wanted mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, was attacked by four unidentified gunmen outside his residence in South Mumbai late on Tuesday.
"Kaskar was not there at the place of firing. But this does not mean that he was not targeted," said Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Rajnish Seth.
Reports had said while Kaskar escaped unhurt his aide was killed in the incident.
Two of the assailants were nabbed by the members of the public present there and handed over to the police.
The interrogation of the duo, who were identified as Syyed Ali (29), a resident of Mumbra, and Indra Khatri (27), possibly from Nepal, revealed the possible involvement of the Chhota Rajan gang in the attack. The two were produced before a local court today and were sent to police remand till May 26.
Initial questioning of the duo revealed the gunmen were hired by a member of the Chhota Rajan gang and were reportedly paid Rs 3 lakh to eliminate Kaskar.
"Rajan`s name has surfaced (in the firing case). However, it is premature to say anything now. It is yet to be verified. Just because Dawood and Rajan are rivals, we cannot hold the latter responsible for the incident," said a senior police official.
According to another official, Kaskar also had problems with many other people and police is investigating whether the firing was the outcome of personal enmity.
The Mumbai Crime Branch have already questioned Iqbal Kaskar to find out the possible motives or the rival gang or gangsters responsible for the attack.
In the attack, Iqbal`s driver-cum-bodyguard Arif Syed Abu Bukha sustained bullet injuries in the chest and succumbed soon afterwards, while another guard was reported hurt in the shoot-out. Another person, who chased the assailants on a motorcycle, also sustained minor injuries.
The attack occurred as the two were standing outside Iqbal`s Pakmodia street home at around 10.00 pm.
Wanted in connection with a murder case and land-grabbing cases, including for the Sara-Sahara Shopping Complex, Iqbal was deported from Dubai in 2003. However, he was acquitted in the cases for lack of sufficient evidence and was leading an ordinary life.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- Girl in Punjab's Pathankot quit studies for fear of eve-teasing
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Special: Furious over rising water crisis, people take to the streets
- Fiji: Floating island restaurant in middle of ocean
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings
- CBSE Results 2015: 10th board exam results to be declared on May 27
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- IPL 8 Final: We need to be at our best against Mumbai, says Michael Hussey
- Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened
- Heatwave kills 223 in AP, Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu announces compensation; Delhi records hottest day