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Thane court rejects Kaskar's plea for homemade food

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A special here has rejected the plea of don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar, arrested in an extortion case, to allow him to have in jail due to his various ailments. (MCOCA) A S observed that Kaskar's doctor has not prescribed any special diet to him, therefore, his application was liable to be rejected. He said Kaskar, presently lodged in the District Central Jail, had not made any special ground to grant his application. "One cannot act as per his own wish and choice or desire," the said in a recent order. Kaskar, in his application, had requested the to allow him to have the facility of in judicial custody on the ground that he was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and giddiness, and undergoing treatment. He said he was required to have home cooked to maintain better health. The convict also argued that previously, when he was in custody in a case at the in from 2003 to 2007, he was provided with the facility (of home food) and that he never misused the liberty granted to him. The prosecution opposed his application saying there were all facilities of and medicines in the jail premises. The Branch of the Police had arrested along with others on September 18 last year for allegedly threatening a city-based builder in the name of and extorting money as well as four flats. A case was filed under IPC sections 384 (punishment for extortion), 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) at the Kasarvadavali police station. He was also booked under the stringent anti-organised law (Maharashtra Control of Organised Act). Kaskar, who was deported from the in 2003, is said to be operating his brother's business in

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 11:35 IST
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