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Mumbai cops get custody of deported aide of Dawood's nephew

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mumbai police's Branch have got custody of a of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's nephew, a senior said Tuesday.

He said Danish Ali, a of Ibrahim's nephew Sohail Kaskar, was deported from the of America on November 15 last year following which the took him into custody last month.

and Kaskar, along with two Pakistani nationals, were arrested by US agencies in a narco-terrorism case in 2014, the added.

had left and moved to in 2001 where he teamed up with Kaskar to operate a diamond smuggling ring, he said.

The two attempted to enter to further the diamond racket but was denied a visa, the added.

Ali, however, managed to enter a little while later on a student visa and regrouped with Kaskar for diamond smuggling operations after attending college there for two years, the said.

is believed to have among the largest reserves of diamonds in the world and is a major exporter.

The duo came on the radar of US agencies when they moved to from where they were nabbed, along with two Pakistani nationals, by these agencies, he said.

They were behind bars for a period of one-and-half years and were then turned over to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and remained in jail for another two-and-half years starting September 2015, the official informed.

demanded his custody from US authorities as Ali was wanted in an extortion case here, he said.

Accepting India's request, US authorities extradited Ali on November 15 last year, the official said.

He was handed over to in the first week of December last year and has been in jail since, he added.

The official said efforts were on to get Kaskar extradited as well.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:15 IST