Thane’s anti-extortion cell had arrested him on September 20, 2017 for allegedly running an extortion racket.
Mumbai: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar won’t get home-made food during Ramzan despite a court order allowing him the same.
The jail authorities had refused to allow Kaskar home food following which he moved a contempt notice before the court in charge, which asked his lawyer to move the notice before the regular court which would resume on May 27, near the end of Ramzan.
“We had apprised the jail authorities about the court order allowing Kaskar to have home-made food for a month but they refused to allow him the same,” said advocate Vishal Ingawale.
“Following this we moved contempt notice against the jail authorities however, the court in charge refused to hear our application and asked us to move before the regular court,” he said.
He further added, “The judge who passed the order is expected to resume on May 27.”
On May 27, twenty-one days of Ramzan would be completed, so even if any order were passed, Kaskar would get home food only for a few days.
Kaskar is lodged in district Thane’s Central jail. Thane’s anti-extortion cell had arrested him on September 20, 2017 for allegedly running an extortion racket.
While seeking permission for home-made food in jail his lawyer had contended that Kaskar is aged and is also suffering from multiple diseases i.e. blood pressure, diabetes etc because of which he was in need of home-made food during Sehri and Iftaar.
With the application for home-made food, a family friend of Kaskar, had also filed an affidavit before the magistrate R.J. Tambe that he would provide home-made food to Kaskar in jail.
While granting the permission to Kaskar to avail home-made food the magistrate also noted, “The family friend would be fully responsible, if any hazard is caused to the health of the accused, due to the provision of home food.”
The magistrate had also said in the order that the jail authorities would have the right to examine the home-made food that would be provided to the accused.