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Iqbal Kaskar's Extortion Racket: History-sheeter detained in Mumbai by the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Crime Branch

Mumbai police on Monday detained a history-sheeter in connection to the Iqbal Kaskar's Extortion Racket.

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Iqbal Kaskar's Extortion Racket: History-sheeter detained in Mumbai by the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Crime Branch
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The Thane crime branch's Anti Extortion Cell on Monday evening, detained a history-sheeter from Mumbai for questioning in connection with the extortion racket recently busted by them.

The detained has been identified as Mohammad Ahmed Mansuri alias Ahmad Langda. Mansuri is an accused in 1993 blast and also has an Arms Act case registered against him for being part of a shootout in JJ Hospital in 1992. He was also arrested for threatening former Bandra MLA Baba Siddique.

According to the police, they were on the lookout for four people from D- gang in connection with the extortion racket that was allegedly run by Iqbal Kaskar, and two others. 

On Monday while they had laid a trap to apprehend the wanted accused, who would make calls to victims on behalf of Kaskar and Dawood gang to threaten the victims and extort money.

The prime accused managed to flee but they nabbed the close associate of the accused. 

The police said the detained person is a history-sheeter and is an associate of the wanted accused who can lead them to the prime suspect. The police have detained him from, Teli mohalla of central Mumbai area. 

"We suspect that the detained accused can lead them to the wanted accused and he knows the whereabouts. The wanted accused were part of the gang and are untraceable since the FIR has been registered,"said a senior police officer from Thane police.

Meanwhile the Thane police have got the email ID of Kaskar and have written a letter to nodal officer of Google in India seeking details of the email communication. The reply is likely to take a week

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