Mumbai : The additional public prosecutor in an extortion case involving Haseena Parkar, the elder sister of India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, Tuesday withdrew from the case after allegedly receiving anonymous threat calls.
Additional public prosecutor Dilip Shah informed the city sessions court, which is hearing the extortion and cheating case in a real estate deal involving Parkar, that he wanted to withdraw from the case.
"Shah had last week allegedly received anonymous threat calls telling him to withdraw or face dire consequences. So his seniors asked him to withdraw from the case," said a senior lawyer who did not want to be named.
Court officials here said that additional public prosecutor Geeta Vaigunde would replace Shah.
On May 24, Parkar was granted an interim bail for 30 days by the sessions court when she surrendered before it, after evading arrest for a fortnight before her dramatic appearance.
The court has banned Parkar from leaving Mumbai without the prior permission of the court and asked her to report to the Mumbai Police's Anti-Extortion Cell as and when required.