UK starts confiscating underworld don Dawood’s property

TIL Desk/National/London/ Signaling a big diplomatic victory for the Indian government, the government of United Kingdom has started confiscating property owned by underworld don Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim.

The 61-year-old mafia boss is the chief accused in Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, has been a wanted fugitive since 1993.

In 2015, India had handed over a dossier containing information on Dawood to Britain.He also appears on the updated UK Treasury department’s ‘Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions with three recorded addresses in Pakistan’s Karachi.

The process to seize Dawood’s property worth Rs 4000 crores has started, the Britain government informed the Home Ministry on Wednesday.

Dawood, who has more than 21 aliases, has an estimated worth $6.7 billion (£5.05 billion). He reportedly owns a hotel in Warwickshire and residential properties across the Midlands. The gangster and his infamous crime syndicate D Company also has ties with Al Qaeda.

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