Thursday, September 21, 2017
News

Dawood's UK properties seized, Congress asks government to bring him back (Lead)

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

London | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
 
Authorities in the United Kingdom have seized properties belonging to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, the media reported on Wednesday.

Dawood Ibrahim's name appears on the latest UK Treasury Department's "Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets", the Birmingham Mail reported.

Even as India's Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir welcomed the development, opposition Congress welcomed the development but said it was a litmus test for the Indian government to bring him back.

The assets frozen include properties in Midlands. Dawood Ibrahim owns a hotel in Warwickshire and residential properties across the Midlands, according to the report.

The Treasury sanction document lists three recorded addresses of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan, including 'The White House' in the seaside Clifton area in Karachi. It also lists 21 aliases used by the don.

The sanctions prohibit the transfer of funds to anyone on the list and freezes any assets the targets may hold in the UK.

The Indian investigators had been pursuing Dawood's assets in the UK and also visited the Midlands in 2015.

According to an Enforcement Directorate official, a large chunk of Dawood's money has been invested in the UK, Dubai, and India.

Dawood is also reported to have properties in Dartford and Essex and in central London.

The opposition Congress asked the Narendra Modi government to "walk the walk" and bring the fugitive don back to India.

"If Dawood assets have been attached, that is a welcome step, but the litmus test is getting Dawood back and those were the commitments this government made to the people of India in the run-up to the 2014 (Lok Sabha elections) campaign," Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

"We expect them to walk the walk... it is incumbent upon every government to do whatever they possibly can to get Dawood back," he added.

Dawood is on India's Most Wanted list for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. United Nations documents identify him as an accomplice of al Qaeda while the US Treasury Department declared him a "global terrorist" in 2013.

--IANS mak/tsb/dg

( 355 Words)

2017-09-13-22:00:07 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
UN chief prioritises politics in peaceke...
Swaraj, Afghan President Ghani discuss b...
Mexico earthquake toll increases to 230...
Fresh n-talks with US 'waste of time': I...
Rouhani fights back at Trump over nuclea...
Sushma Swaraj meets Afghan President Gha...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Mamata practicing 'politics of appeaseme...
Sigh of relief for Mumbaikars, as rains ...
UP govt to bring stringent law to tackle...
Bengal Commission for Child Rights files...
Rohingya Muslims can be misled, exploite...
SC to hear Unitech real estate developer...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Mexico earthquake toll increases to... 
Fresh n-talks with US 'waste of tim... 
Trump praises Africa's potential, s... 
Trump calls Mexican president after... 
Rouhani fights back at Trump over n... 
US dollar surges after Fed policy s... 
Ashley Graham's husband prefers her... 
UN chief prioritises politics in pe...