British government seizes Dawood Ibrahim's properties

Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim

British authorities have frozen properties belonging to fugitive Indian underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim. The Indian investigators had been pursuing Dawood Ibrahim's assets in the United Kingdom and visited the Midlands in 2015 to identify his assets.

Dawood Ibrahim's name subsequently appeared on the latest UK Treasury department's Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, updated last month.

The Treasury sanction document lists three recorded addresses for Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan including one called The White House in the seaside Clifton area in Karachi.

Other Properties of Dawood Ibrahim Including a hotel in Dartford, Kent, another in Essex and several more in central London are also under Radar and might be seized at any time.However, there's no substantial information about The ownership patterns and other financial details.

According to Forbes business magazine, the 61-year-old Indian national - who goes by 21 aliases - is estimated to be worth $6.7 billion.

The list includes 21 of Dawood's aliases including Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid, among others. He is the second richest gangster ever after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. rewards worth $25m are on offer for Dawood's capture.

Dawood is the main accused in the 1993 serial blasts case in which around 260 people were killed.

Dawood is listed as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council's IS and al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

Pakistan has repeatedly denied his presence in the country.

In August, the then-union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi had said that Dawood is in Pakistan and Islamabad has been creating hurdles in getting him back to India to face the law.

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