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UK Govt Seizes Assets Owned By Dawood Ibrahim:- The assets belonging to the India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim, has been seized by the UK Government. This seems to be a major diplomatic victory for India. The assets which have been frozen include the don’s properties in Midlands.
According to a leading news paper, Dawood owns a hotel in Warwickshire and other residential properties across the Midlands. The enforcement directorate officials had visited the Midlands in 2015, to identify and seize the Mumbai serial blasts mastermind’s UK assets.
The UK released an updated list of financial sanctions earlier this month and Dawood was the only “Indian national” on the list. The list also included 21 aliases for the underworld don.
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Dawood appeared on the UK Treasury department’s “Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK” updated on Monday, with three recorded addresses in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based.
“KaskarDawoodIbrahim” 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.
- The fourth address on record until last year: House no.29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan is no longer part of the records.
Dawood Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 suffered injuries. Post the bombings, he fled the country and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan. However, his presence in the country was repeatedly denied by Pakistan.
His place of birth is recorded as Kher, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, and with a recorded Indian passport, his nationality is listed as “Indian”. The passport was subsequently revoked by the government of India and then goes on to list a string of Indian and Pakistani passports acquired by him and misused.
“Father’s name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, Mother’s name is Amina Bi, Wife’s name is Mehjabeen Shaikh. Also referred to as Hizrat and Mucchad,” the listing on Ibrahim, first made on November 7, 2003, notes.
The listing also records 21 aliases used by Ibrahim: Abdul, Shaikh, Ismail; Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid; Abdul Rehman, Shaikh, Mohd, Ismail; Anis, Ibrahim, Shaikh, Mohd; Bhai, Bada; Bhai, Dawood; Bhai, Iqbal; Dilip, Aziz; Ebrahim, Dawood Farooqi, Sheikh; Hasan, Kaskar, Dawood; Hassan, Dawood; Ibrahim, Anis; Ibrahim, Dowood, Hassan, Shaikh; Kaskar, Daud, Hasan, Shaikh, Ibrahim; Kaskar, Daud, Ibrahim, Memon; Kaskar, Dawood, Hasan, Ibrahim; Memon, Dawood, Ibrahim; Sabri, Dawood; Sahab, Haji; and Seth, Bada.