June 27, 2022
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Supreme Court Denies Bail To Dawood Ibrahim’s Nephew In Extortion Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to the nephew of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in a case filed against him in 2019 for allegedly issuing threats to a builder under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA).

Justices MR Shah and BV Nagarathna asked the trial court to frame charges in the case, and Dawood’s nephew was allowed to reapply for bail.

The appeal against the Bombay High Court’s December 2021 order rejecting Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal Hasan Shaikh Ibrahim Kaskar’s bail application was dismissed by the bench.

“At this time, we see no reason to release the applicant on bail. The investigation is finished, and the chargesheet has been submitted. Within six months of today, we direct the court to file charges against the accused. Then he will be able to apply for bail before this court. SLP has been terminated “In its order, the Supreme Court stated.

Kaskar was apprehended in July of this year. The police filed their chargesheet under MCOCA on October 10, 2019.

According to the case, the builder, who also ran an electronic goods import business, claimed that his business partner owed him Rs. 15 lakh, and that in June 2019, he received an international call from wanted gangster Chhota Shakeel via wanted accused and gang member Fahim Machmach, urging him not to demand payment.

Kaskar’s plea was denied by the High Court, which stated that no bail should be granted because the case record shows Kaskar’s involvement in the crime.

Shakeel, Kaskar, and others were charged after the builder filed a complaint with the Pydhonie police station.

In his order denying bail, the special MCOCA judge found enough evidence to infer Kaskar’s involvement in the IPC offence of extortion and that “the authorities were justified in invoking provisions of MCOCA” against him.

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