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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Aug 2019  Court remands rizwan in judicial custody

Court remands rizwan in judicial custody

Published : Aug 6, 2019, 3:07 am IST
Updated : Aug 6, 2019, 3:07 am IST

Kaskar and two others have been arrested on charges of extortion.

Iqbal Kaskar
 Iqbal Kaskar

Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Monday remanded Rizwan nephew of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and son of his brother Iqbal Kaskar, and two others to judicial custody. Kaskar and two others have been arrested on charges of extortion.

“The police had requested the court to extend the police custody of trio for four more days, however, the judge denied it and remanded them to judicial custody for fourteen days,” said accused advocate Sufiyan Qureshi of MJ Legal, representing accused Afroz Bagharia.

The police had requested the judge D.S. Deshmukh to extend the custody of accused on the ground that they need to further investigate the matter. However, the lawyers of accused opposed the plea saying the remand application does not reflect what progress the probe agency has made in the investigation by keeping the accused in custody. They claimed that the remand application is the same, which was produced before the court on day one.

After hearing arguments, judge Deshmukh remanded Afroz Bagharia (24), Ashfaque Towelwalla (34) and Kaskar (30) to judicial custody.

The arrests were made following complaint registered at the Pydhonie police station under section 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) and section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

According to the complaint accused Towelw-alla and complainant were business partners three years ago and used to import electronic articles from Dubai and China and used to sell in India. The police in its remand application have stated that Towelwalla owed Rs 15.5 lakh to the complainant.

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