Don’t attach properties of Dawood`s kins: HC
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 23:01
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre not to go ahead, for the time being, with confiscation of properties belonging to the mother and the sister of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had earlier refused to stay the single judge's order allowing Centre to attach properties of Dawood's mother Amina Bi and his sister Hasina Ibrahim Parker.

The bench today asked the Centre not to confiscate their properties for the time being and fixed the matter for hearing on September 6, the next date of hearing.

The court was hearing an appeal filed by Amina Bi and Hasina Ibrahim Parker against the order of a single judge bench allowing the Centre to confiscate their properties in Mumbai by August 14.After being informed that the Centre has not so far taken the possession of properties, the bench asked it to wait till the next date of hearing.

Earlier, the court had, however, refused to stay its single-judge bench order upholding the Centre's decision to forfeit the properties.

While pleading to the division bench to stay the Centre's order, Parker's counsel Bahar U Burqui said the single judge order was "erroneous".

In all, there are seven residential properties in their name. Of this, two are in the mother's name and five with the sister worth crores of rupees which government believes were acquired with Dawood's ill-gotten wealth.


First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 23:01

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