Indian government got underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's hawala money seized in foreign countries: Report
Dawood Ibrahim is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.
Delhi: Contrary to reports that Dawood Ibrahim's funds, routed through various countries, was being swindled by someone from their own gang, it has now emerged that Government of India was working behind the curtain to cripple the underworld don.
As per a report in India Today, government has been tracking the business of D-company in several countries.
The media house quoted intelligence agencies as saying that Dawood was not cheated of Rs 40 crore but the government got several of his transactions in UAE, Canada, UK and Australia seized over the past two years.
India has managed to make governments of many countries agree to keep a track on Dawood's business activities and transactions, as per the agencies.
Indian agencies are said to have been successful in getting five to six hawala transactions and one of it was frozen by a bank in UAE.
This was suspected to be hawala money and was said to be routed through India-Dubai-Canada-Dubai-India.
The bank, when asked about the credentials of the end person, did not provide any and thus the transaction money was shifted to some sundry accounts in parts.
Dawood gang thought that someone from within was routing such transactions.
However, as per the report, it later realised that the banks acted in such a manner on pursuance of the Indian agencies.
The D-company has now supposedly narrowed down its hawala business to an exclusive group of confidants and through secure banks availing different routes.
Meanwhile, intelligence agencies are now tracking front-men of Dawood in India and other countries to gather information about new modes of transaction.
Dawood is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which more than 250 people were killed and nearly a thousand injured.