United Kingdom reportedly seizes properties of Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood

Marco Green
September 13, 2017

His properties in the Midlands have been under the radar of India's Enforcement Directorate, along with his assets in Dartford, Kent and Essex. Talking to media persons in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Singh said, "We will not talk about Dawood at all".

"We do hope that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone to Lahore to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif he would have raised the issue of Dawood Ibrahim and other criminals who are being sheltered in Pakistan that they be extradited to India", he added. PM Modi, during his November 12-14, 2015 tour, had reportedly handed over a dossier concerning the underworld gangster to his then British counterpart David Cameron.

In 2015, Forbes estimated Dawood Ibrahim's net asset at US$ 6.7 billion.

The dreaded gangster also carries a rewards totalling Dollars 25 million on his head for any information leading to his arrest, according to the Forbes business magazine.

"Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim is recorded to have lived at: House No 37, 30th Street - Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan; Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area); and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan", it states.

Some unconfirmed reports in January this year had stated that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government may have also moved to seize properties of 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind on its soil. The list includes 21 of Dawood's aliases including Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid, among others.

Dawood, over the years, has amassed a tremendous amount of wealth, and is accused of heading a global crime empire called the D Company.

Financial sanctions - imposed in any individual or government (known as the target) - in essence mean that the United Kingdom government can prohibit a firm from carrying out transactions or providing or performing other financial services, such as insurance, with them.

The sanctioned document reportedly lists Dawood's 21 aliases and three recorded addresses in Pakistan, as well.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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