TweetMumbai: Fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar escaped death after two assailants opened fire at the crowded area of Pakmodia Street near J J Marg, Mumbai couple of hours ago.
Ironically, the Pakmodia Street happens to be the den of Dawood Ibrahim and family since he resided in the area since his childhood days till he was in Mumbai.
According to sources, Kaskar’s personal bodyguard Arif Ali Baig sustained two bullets and was killed in the firing. His driver too had a brush with death as two rounds fired on him escaped him narrowly.
However, Ibrahim was coming out of his building when the assailants carried out the attack.
Sources said that it could be a rival gang attack and a repercussion of the killing of Farid Tanasha, a close aide of don Chhota Rajan.
Dawood's close associate Haneef Kutta, who handles Dawood's businesses in Mumbai, present at the spot plunged on the two assailants and nabbed them.
They have been taken to the Pydhonie police station and will be handed over to the crime branch later.
One of the assailants was later identified as Iqbal Khatri from Nepal.
Reacting to the attack, Dawood's trusted aide Chhota Shakeel activated all his links in Mumbai within hours and asked his men to kill everyone involved.
A close associate of Chhota Shakeel based at the Pakmodia Street discloses, “Bhai ne farmaan zaari kiya hai, Koi bhi bachna nahin chahiye”.
If sources from the Mumbai Police are to be believed, Khatri has revealed Pujari’s hand in the killing.
The Supari seems to be a retaliation since Dawood Ibrahim had shot dead two of Pujari’s aides in Nepal last July.