Mumbai: Under interrogation in police custody, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar has categorically stated that his brother and fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is very much in good health in Pakistan.
Despite reports in India that Dawood is very ill and crippled due to multiple ailments, Iqbal has claimed that his brother is in fact “very fit and fine” and even keeps moving around in cities like Karachi, Lahore or Rawalpindi under tight security, as per reports.
Besides Dawood – who has links with Latin American drug mafia, his brother Anees Ibrahim Kaskar and a close aide Chhota Shakeel also live in a posh locality in Karachi, Iqbal told interrogators.
In another shocking disclosure, Iqbal said that his sister-in-law, Mehjabin Shaikh (Dawood’s wife) visited Mumbai sometime in 2016 to meet her father, Salim Kashmiri, before quietly departing.
It is not clear how she gained entry or under what identity she managed to travel to India and returned without detection by multiple agencies.
Iqbal claimed that Dawood has not called up his family in India since the past couple of years fearing his calls may be tapped by various agencies, but Anees usually speaks with the family on festivals like Eid.
Deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003, Iqbal was arrested after he allegedly threatened a builder in Thane using Dawood’s name and demanded four flats and Rs 30 lakh cash.