Kaskar case: Accused remanded to police custody

Mumbai: A local court on Wednesday remanded two men, allegedly involved in the bid on life of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim`s brother Iqbal Kaskar, to police custody till May 26.

The accused, identified as Syyed Ali (29) – a resident of Mumbra, and Indra Khatri (27) – possibly from Nepal, were yesterday caught by locals while trying to flee from the spot near J J Hospital where the firing incident took place.

In the firing, Kaslar`s 40-year-old driver Arif Syed Abu Bukha was killed.

Meanwhile, the Mazgaon court, where the duo was produced was turned into a fortress as over 100 policemen, a Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) and Quick Response Team (QRT) personnel were stationed there.

JJ Marg Police had recovered three firearms, 5 empty shells and some cartridges from the accused and the officials suspect involvement of four more persons in the attack, and fear that it may trigger a gang war in the city, sources said.

Kaksar, who was an accused in the Sara Sahara mall land grabbing case, was acquitted in 2007 by a special MCOCA court.