After UAE, Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim's assets to be seized in Britain: Report
After UAE, Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim's properties may soon be seized in United Kingdom too.
Delhi: After UAE, Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim's properties may soon be seized in the United Kingdom too.
As per a report in Aaj Tak, Narendra Modi government has requested the British government to seize the properties of the underworld don.
The media house quoted a Union Home Ministry sources as saying that Indian agencies have been working on it for some time and has been sharing details with UK agencies from time to time.
In January this year, reports had said that UAE government had seized Dawood's assets worth Rs 15,000 crore.
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 PM Modi, accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, had visited UAE last year.
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.
The dossier had stated that this company is being run by Anis Ibrahim who is the younger brother of Dawood.
Dawood has investments in Morocco, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, Cyprus, Turkey, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi held talks on Thursday with his UK counterpart Patsy Wilkinson, the second permanent secretary in the British Home Office.
As per PTI, 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.
Mehrishi sought early conclusion of the extradition process of Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender by a Mumbai court, during his talks with Wilkinson, official sources said.
"We have discussed how to remove the bottlenecks in processing extradition requests. The process involved in matters of extradition and the need to further improve them were also discussed," home ministry adviser Ashok Prasad said.
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. Prasad said Mallya's case was subjudice.
The presence of certain Khalistani militant elements in the UK also came up for discussion.
"We discussed the issue of Khalistani militants based in the UK and they have promised to look into it," Prasad said.
(With Agency inputs)