Authorities Continue To Face ‘Legal Hurdles’ In Seizing 
Dawood Ibrahim’s Properties: Police



Dawood Ibrahim

Police and local authorities in Mumbai continue to face “legal hurdles” in seizing properties belonging to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim despite him being declared a global terrorist, PTI has reported.

“There was a proposal to seize Ibrahim’s properties in an organised manner by the authorities. But, there are some legal hurdles,” the news agency quoted a police officer as saying.

While some properties of the gangster, who is currently living in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, have been auctioned, others are mired in litigation. In some cases, the authorities have failed to strike off auctioned properties from their lists due to the failure of the bidder to pay in time.

This development comes at a time when reports of Ibrahim’s UK-based properties by the British authorities have emerged. According to the Birmingham Mail, he is said to own a hotel in Warwickshire, apart from other residential properties across the Midlands that are estimated to be worth $6.7 billion (Rs 43,550 crore).

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement