The government has listed in a newspaper advertisement to auction the properties belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
The advertisement reads to auction two of the five properties of Dawood and his family that the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act (SAFEMA) has filed.
The properties include his Mumbai’s Damarwala building (room number 18-20, 25, 26 and 28) located at Pakmodia Street and Yakub street. This building is where Dawood’s brother, Iqbal Kaskar used to live. Iqbal has been arrested in an extortion case. Dawood’s sister Haseena Parker too owns some flats there.
The second property is the infamous Hotel Raunaq Afroz located at Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai. The hotel was notoriously known as the ‘adda’ (hangout spot) of Dawood Ibrahim.
The fugitive Dawood is currently in Pakistan and is the main accused in the serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai,1993. The series of 12 bomb explosions resulted in 257 fatalities and 717 suffered injuries. He fled the country post the bombings and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan. Pakistan has repeatedly denied his presence in the country.
Earlier the British Authorities have frozen Dawood’s UK empire properties. Indian investigators had been pursuing Dawood’s assets in the UK and also visited the Midlands in 2015.
A large chunk of Dawood’s money has been reported to invest in the UK, Dubai, and India. The fugitive has properties in Dartford, Essex and also in central London.
The 1993 Mumbai blasts have made Dawood India’s most wanted criminal.