Bhopal: Gangster Iqbal Mirchi, who was
arrested in London, owns a sprawling bungalow on the banks of
the Upper Lake in the city and its estimated market value is
close to Rs 10 crore.
The bungalow is known as the "Angrezan Bungalow" is
located on plot No. 18 in the Nadir Colony in an area of
10,000 sq.ft. It has been lying desolate for the last couple
of years. The windows and doors are in a broken condition and
people rarely enter this house.
The Supreme Court had in an order in 2004-05 attached
An official of the central Excise Department said an
attempt was made to auction the bungalow in 2007 when a person
from Mumbai wanted to purchase it for Rs 2.5 crore and had
even deposited Rs. 10 lakh for the purpose.
Another party had also evinced interest in the bungalow
but the matter was later handed over to the Finance Ministry.
The body of Anil Sharma alias Abdullah of the underworld
who was an accused in the murder of T-Series owner Gulshan
Kumar was found here on March 11, 1998.
Iqbal Memon alias `Iqbal Mirchi`, considered to be the
right-hand man of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was
arrested in the UK yesterday.