United Kingdom reportedly seizes properties of Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 13, 2017

London [U.K.], September 13: The British government has seized properties worth Dollars 6.7 billion owned by India's most wanted gangster and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

The UK Government has initiated seizing the assets of Dawood Ibrahim after a dossier was handed over to it by Modi Government in 2015.

Dawood, who Indian agencies claim runs his crime empire from Cliffton area in Karachi, Pakistan, appears on the latest UK Treasury department's Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, updated last month.

India had earlier sent a list to Scotland Yard of over a dozen properties ' houses, flats and hotels ' spread across London and its outskirts that are allegedly owned by Ibrahim through his known associates.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Dawood's Midlands properties has been under scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a long time.

In 2015, Forbes magazine had estimated that the 61-year-old criminal was worth $6.7 billion (more than Rs 42,000 crore).

According to an Enforcement Directorate official, a large chunk of Dawood Ibrahim's money has been invested in the United Kingdom and in Dubai and India.

The assets which have been frozen include the underworld don's properties in the Midlands.

- White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dawood is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured.

India TV had reported then that the document lists three Pakistan addresses of the fugitive gangster. Dawood also possesses a string of Indian and Pakistani passports, he acquired illegally and misused to float aliases. Mehrishi had said the government is taking all required action so that Ibrahim could be brought back to India.

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