A Saturday report said that India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim has been linked to a series of properties across Britain.
The 62-year-old mafia boss planned the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He is accused of the crimes viz; match-fixing and extortion. According to the reports of the Times, he owns property in Midlands and south-east in the UK as well as in India, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Cyprus and Australia.
News Paper reports claimed his syndicate as D-Company. He once smuggled drugs through Pakistan across Indian borders to provide shipment to Europe and North America from the ports at Mumbai.
Misha Glenny, the author of the non-fiction book ‘McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld‘, told the media:
“Britain features in his (Ibrahim’s) criminal world as a place where he can launder money – a classic ‘McMafia’ tactic. He is thought to have property interests in a variety of southern English counties like Essex and Kent.”
She also said:
“But we can’t know for certain because the government has been dragging its heels in legislating to force transparency of the beneficial owners of companies registered in our overseas territories.”
Dilly Mahmood in the series is shown as an ambitious gangster coming up from a humble background to dominate the black market in Mumbai.
Ibrahim has an Interpol red notice against him, he also has been on the UK Treasury sanctions list for many years and the sanctions have three recorded addresses in Pakistan.
Dawood’s birthplace is recorded as Kher, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra and it also has been on the records that the gangstar uses Indian passport.
UK security minister Ben Wallace has described the ‘McMafia’ series as very real and “very close to the truth”.
He told The Times:
“‘McMafia’ is one of those things where you realise that fact is ahead of fiction. It’s a really good portrayal of sharp-suited wealthy individuals, but follow the money and it ends up with a young girl getting trafficked for sex.”
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