Thane: Police on Wednesday said Iqbal Kaskar used voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and other phone-calling apps to stay in touch with global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel.
Investigators said over 100 calls to them using Skype and IMO software and said they have “strong technical” evidence to nail Kaskar.
Assistant police commissioner Nivrutti Kadam, who sought the remand of Kaskar and his three aides under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), told Judge AS Bhaisare about the e-calls. They are under the scanner for allegedly running an extortion racket.
Police said they needed the custody of Kaskar, Israr Sayeed, Mumtaj Shaikh and their financer Pankaj Gangar to probe their association with Dawood. Gangar’s counsel claimed that he is not linked to the extortion racket, but the prosecution claimed that all his international calls records show that he was in contact with Dawood.
The four have been remanded in MCOCA custody till November 4.