After successfully locating properties owned by Dawood Ibrahim in the UAE, India has now managed to get list of his assets in the United Kingdom which is worth around Rs 1,000 crore.
In its bid to tighten the noose around 1993 Mumbai blast key accused and country’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, India is in talks with the agencies in the United Kingdom regarding the properties of Dawood Ibrahim.
The Prime Minister is expected to handover the dossier during his visit to UK, containing the list of Dawood’s illegal properties managed by his fronts, to his British counterpart David Cameron.
The first property is at St John Wood Road in London where a huge garage has been built and from which Dawood and his ‘company’ carry out their work.
“Most of Ibrahim’s money is tied up in investments in the UK, and then Dubai and India,” an Indian government source was quoted saying to Coventry telegraph.
The probe in India is primarily focused in Mumbai as the Dawood’s gang has a majority of its assets in this city. Details of the properties and the transactions are being gathered.
“We have spent years trying to arrest him to no avail, so now we are going after his money to put pressure on those who are protecting him,” he said.
He added that the Enforcement Directorate officers will attempt to seize his UK properties which also includes a hotel in Dartford, Kent, another in Essex and several more in London.
The ED hopes that with the help of the authorities in the UK, the properties would be seized and handed over to the Indian authorities.