Pune 06 May 2017 (PCP NEWS) : On the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, United Arab Emirates government had seized Dawood’s assets worth Rs 15,000 crore in January this year. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had requested the British government to seize the properties of the underworld Don in United Kingdom.
Home ministry Adviser Ashok Prasad said that, Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim’s more properties may soon be seized in the United Kingdom, after United Arab Emirate. Union Home Ministry sources are saying that Indian agencies have been working on it for some time and has been sharing details with UK agencies from time to time. The UAE government is said to have begun an inquiry into properties of Dawood in Dubai after receiving a confidential list from India. The list was supposedly provided to the UAE authorities when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, who had visited UAE last year. We have discussed how to remove the bottlenecks in processing extradition requests, said Ashok Prasad.
Prasad also added that, We discussed the issue of Khalistani militants based in the UK and they have promised to look into it. The presence of certain Khalistani militant elements in the UK also came up for discussion, said Prasad. Though Prasad maintained no specific case was discussed at the meeting, some other official sources said the Mallya case was indeed raised by the union home secretary.
The dossier provided by India to UAE had listed several properties and had also reportedly made a mention about a company known as ”Golden Box” being allegedly run in Dubai by Dawood’s brother, Anis Ibrahim. The dossier had stated that this company is being run by Anis, as he is having investments in Morocco, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, Cyprus, Turkey, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. India asked Britain to ensure early extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, wanted back home in a bank default case of over Rs 9000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi held talks with his United Kingdom counterpart Patsy Wilkinson, the second permanent secretary in the British Home Office. Mehrishi sought early conclusion of the extradition process of Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender by a Mumbai court. Prasad said Mallya’s case was subjudice. The process involved in matters of extradition and the need to further improve them were also discussed, said official sources. PCP/DJ 11 30