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India trying to throttle Dawood since 23 years


NEW DELHI: For 23 years Indian agencies have been tracking the movements of Dawood Ibrahim and have managed to trace his properties across the world apart from phone numbers, passport details and even his electricity bills.

In the late 90s, the CBI got information that Dawood had properties in the UK as well. A senior official, who has worked closely on cases against Dawood in the past, said the don has a big house in Hampstead (UK). The details of this house, are buried in CBI files, the official said. Agencies like RAW, IB, CBI, NIA, police in Delhi and Mumbai and other agencies have worked all these years to stop Dawood’s illegal activities in India and abroad.

Since last year the Enforcement Directorate started to locate properties of Dawood and his associates in several countries, including Morocco, Spain, the UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Cyprus, Turkey and Britain. Some of these properties could be attached soon. Earlier this year, the UK imposed financial sanctions on Dawood on the UK treasury department’s “Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK”. Intelligence agencies say restricting Dawood’s financial activities all over the world is important to neutralise his network.

In the UN list, the aliases used by Dawood Ibrahim over the years are — Dawood Ebrahim, Sheikh Dawood Hassan, Abdul Hamid Abdul Aziz, Anis Ibrahim, Aziz Dilip, Daud Hasan Shaikh Ibrahim Kaskar, Daud Ibrahim Memon Kaskar, Dawood Hasan Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood Ibrahim Memon, Dawood Sabri, Kaskar Dawood Hasan, Shaikh Mohd Ismail Abdul Rehman, Dowood Hassan Shaikh Ibrahim, Shaikh Ismail Abdul and Hizrat.

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