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Dawood's kin move court, want restrictions removed

September 12, 2009 12:28 IST

Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar and his family members have moved the Bombay High Court, seeking to remove an 'observation' on their passports that restricts their travel abroad.

The Ministry of External Affairs had made the observation recently that their passports are "valid to travel between UAE and India only".

As a result, the family, currently settled in Dubai (UAE), cannot visit other countries.

The petition was filed last week by Iqbal (45), his wife Rizwana, daughters Hafsa and Kaniz Fatima, sons- Mohammed Rizwan, Aiman Iqbal Hasan and Mohammed Aaban.

As per the petition, when the Kaskars sought the removal of the restriction, the MEA told them that they should seek order to that effect from the court.

Iqbal, who was deported from Dubai in 2003, was later acquitted in a murder case and discharged in Sara-Sahara illegal construction case.

The petition mentions that currently no case is pending against him. The court early this week asked the MEA to reply in two weeks.

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