Chhota Rajan's name surfaces in Kaskar firing case

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Iqbal Kaskar
Mumbai, May 18: Underworld gangster Chota Rajan's name has cropped up in the preliminary probe into the firing incident here in which the fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar escaped unhurt while his bodyguard was killed.

"Rajan's name has surfaced (in the firing case). However, it is premature to say anything now. It is yet to be verified. Just because Dawood and Rajan are rivals, we cannot hold the latter responsible for the incident", said a senior police official on Wednesday, May 18.

According to another official, Kaskar also had problems with many other people and the police is investigating whether the firing was the outcome of personal enmity.

Meanwhile, the two arrested accused in the case were identified as 29-year-old Syed Ali, a resident of Mumbai and 27-year-old Indra Khatri, possibly from Nepal, police said. Kaskar's bodyguard, Arif Syed Abu Bukha, who succumbed to his wounds before being admitted to a city hospital, had suffered six bullet injuries, they said.

Four gunmen fired at Kaksar in South Mumbai on Tuesday, May 17 but he survived the attack. Two suspected assailants were arrested from near J J Hospital and other two had managed to escape.

Kaksar is an accused in the Sara Sahara Mall land grabbing case.

PTI

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