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Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s UK properties seized by British government


The most wanted and dreaded terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim’s UK properties have been seized by the British Government, reported CNN News-18. Dawood is said to be the alleged mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

The UK authorities froze gangster Ibrhaim’s assets including a hotel in Warwickshire and other residential properties across the Midlands. The Midlands’ properties were under the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) radar as well. India has been in talks with the UK authorities in this regard and had sent a related dossier in 2015.

According to UK news media group Mirror, Ibrahim appeared on the latest UK Treasury department’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, which was updated last month. The list includes 21 of Dawood’s aliases including Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid, among others.

ED officers are also targeting other assets of India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim such as a hotel in Dartford, Kent, another in Essex and several more in central London. The ownership patterns and other financial details are currently being probed regarding the raids and the seizure of properties.

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India, in their quest to capture Dawood, had earlier sent a list to Scotland Yard of over a dozen properties — houses, flats and hotels — spread across London and its outskirts that are allegedly owned by Ibrahim through his known associates.

Dawood, who has been allegedly hiding in Pakistan has amassed wealth in various countries and earlier this year, the UAE government had reportedly seized Ibrahim’s assets in the country worth Rs 15,000 crore. The UAE government was said to have begun an inquiry into properties of Ibrahim in Dubai after receiving a confidential list from India.