When ‘Bhai-Chara’ Pays Dearly: Five Thane Cops Suspended For Taking ‘Extra Care’ Of Dawood’s Brother Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar (Photo by ANI)

Thane Police Commissioner has ordered the suspension of five policemen, including a sub-inspector, for giving “special treatment” to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar. The video, which went viral, showed Kaskar enjoying ‘biryani’ while sitting inside a police van. Kaskar was also seen smoking in the presence of policemen. The video was part of a sting operation carried out by a news channel.

Madhukar Pandey, Joint Commissioner of Thane Police, said the sub-inspector and four constables provided special treatment to Kaskar while on duty to accompany him to the court from the jail and vice-versa. Kaskar is under arrest after the anti-extortion cell of the Thane police acted against him in an extortion case last year, reports The New Indian Express.

Kaskar was admitted to a government hospital on Thursday after a court ordered the police to provide him treatment. The jail manual prescribes strict dos and don’ts when it comes to police teams escorting prisoners for court hearings.

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