Dawood Ibrahim Listed on UK’s Asset Freeze List
The UK Treasury Department has also listed 21 aliases that the underworld don goes by.
Dawood Ibrahim, India’s most wanted terrorist, figures as the only national of the country on an updated list of financial sanctions released by the United Kingdom’s Treasury Department. The list, called the ‘Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK’, was updated on August 12. It contained 21 aliases for the underworld don.
The list also included three recorded addresses in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based. The addresses listed are: House No 37, 30th Street – Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan; Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area); and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan. A fourth address — House no.29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan — is no longer part of record.
The list also mentions 21 aliases used by Dawood: Abdul, Shaikh, Ismail; Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid; Abdul Rehman, Shaikh, Mohd, Ismail; Anis, Ibrahim, Shaikh, Mohd; Bhai, Bada; Bhai, Dawood; Bhai, Iqbal; Dilip, Aziz; Ebrahim, Dawood; Farooqi, Sheikh; Hasan, Kaskar, Dawood; Hassan, Dawood; Ibrahim, Anis; Ibrahim, Dowood, Hassan, Shaikh; Kaskar, Daud, Hasan, Shaikh, Ibrahim; Kaskar, Daud, Ibrahim, Memon; Kaskar, Dawood, Hasan, Ibrahim; Memon, Dawood, Ibrahim; Sabri, Dawood; Sahab, Haji; and Seth, Bada.
He made it to the list first in November 2003 with following notes: “Father’s name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, mother’s name is Amina Bi, wife’s name is Mehjabeen Shaikh. Also referred to as Hizrat and Mucchad.”
The list also features affiliates of al-Qaeda and ISIS.
About the Underworld Don
Dawood is also named in the United States’ Treasury List as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program. This effectively forbids US financial entities from working with him, and permits seizure of any assets believed to be in his control. The US Treasury also keeps a fact sheet on him, which claims he was in contact with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Dawood Ibrahim is said to have masterminded and provided logistics for the 1993 serial Mumbai bomb blasts, in which 260 people were killed and more than 600 suffered injuries. He fled India after the 1993 bombings and took refuge in Pakistan, a charge that Islamabad denies.
In 2003, he was labeled a Global terrorist by India and the US. His passport was revoked by the Government of India and he now goes by a string of Indian and Pakistan passports he acquired. He is said to be in control of much of hawala system — an informal money transfer system operating outside of traditional banking, finance and remittance channels.
Dawood was born on 26 December 1955 in a Konkani Muslim family at Kher in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. His father was a police constable. Dawood and his brother formed the D-company, which financed some Bollywood studios and films during the 1980s and 1990s. A number of Hindi films have been made on the D-company, including Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Company, D, Shootout at Wadala and Shootout at Lokhandwala.