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UK govt seizes assets owned by Dawood Ibrahim

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The British has seized properties worth USD 6.7 billion owned by India's most wanted gangster and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim, 61, an Indian national, who goes by 21 aliases, has rewards totaling USD 25 million are on offer for his capture, The Mirror has reported.

Dawood, the key accused in the 1993 serial blasts, is the second richest criminal ever after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar .

Dawood had appeared on the Treasury department's 'Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK' that was updated last month.

The Treasury sanction document listed three recorded addresses for Ibrahim in Pakistan, including one sprawling property called The near the Saudi mosque in the seaside suburb of Clifton in Karachi, has repeatedly denied this claim.

The United Nations sanctions list included Dawood as an associate and funder of Al Qaeda while the US Treasury Department declared him a global terrorist in 2013.

The sanctions prohibit the transfer of funds to anyone on the list and freezes any assets they may hold in the It is a criminal offence to breach a financial sanction.

Recently, Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf confirmed that Dawood Ibrahim is in

In an interview with a news channel, Musharraf revealed that Ibrahim is in

Indicating about Dawood whereabouts, Musharraf said , "When we are discussing about India, it has been accusing Pakistan, then why should we become good and assist them. I don't know where Dawood is , He must be here, somewhere." "Muslims were killed in Idnia and Dawood Ibrahim reacted," said Musharraf

Pakistan has consistently denied that Ibrahim is in Pakistan despite maintaining that that he continues to live in a palatial house in

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 21:57 IST