Cops to initiate chapter proceedings against Iqbal Kaskar

In February, Iqbal Kaskar, brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, was granted bail in connection with an extortion case, which had been registered with the J J Marg police station.

The police have now written to ACP Rajendra Chavan from the Colaba division, seeking preventive action against Kaskar. After receiving a show-cause notice, Kaskar had presented himself at ACP Rajendra Chavan’s office along with his advocate Shyam Keswani on June 9, and a vakalatnama presenting the lawyer was filed.

Speaking to mid-day, Keswani said, “These are all false allegations. No chargesheet has been filed. How can they level such allegations on my client? We are going to cross-examine the witnesses on the next date, that is, June 23.”

Senior Police Inspector Anil Madvi from the J J Marg police also confirmed writing to the ACP to take preventive action against the accused, so that Kaskar does not commit a similar crime again.

Once the police write to an ACP, the senior police officer can perform the role of a Special Executive Magistrate, and begin with the chapter proceedings. ACP Chavan confirmed that chapter proceedings would be initiated against Kaskar.

What are chapter proceedings?

Chapter proceedings are held under Section 110 of the CrPC, (security for good behaviour from habitual offenders). When an Executive Magistrate receives information that there is within his local jurisdiction a person who is a habitual offender, the Magistrate may require such a person to show cause as to why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with sureties, for his good behaviour for a period not exceeding three years. In this case, if Kaskar does not execute the bond, a DCP could take over the case from the ACP and extern the accused from the area.

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