Britain’s updated list of financial sanctions against mob boss Dawood Ibrahim, one of India’s most wanted fugitives, contains four addresses in Pakistan, where he is reported to be based.
The latest “Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK”, updated by the Treasury Office on January 27, mentions various names under which Ibrahim has operated, and his Indian and Pakistani passport numbers.
Ibrahim is the subject of an international arrest warrant on behalf of the Indian government for acts of crime and terrorism, including the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.
Pakistan has consistently denied his presence in the country. The sanctions, which involve freezing of assets, were first imposed on Ibrahim by Britain in November 2003.
The financial sanctions list includes organisations such as the Liberation Tigers o f Ta mi l Eelam , Babbar Khalsa, Inter national Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Zindabad Force and Hizbul Mujahideen.
According to rules, financial sanctions can vary from the comprehensive – prohibiting the transfer of funds to a sanctioned country and freezing the assets of a government, the corporate entities and residents of the target country – to targeted asset freezes on individuals and entities.
Financial sanctions may apply to governments, entities and individuals, who may be resident in the UK or abroad.
A targeted asset free z e usually prohibits anyone from dealing with funds or economic resources belonging to or owned, held or controlled by a designated person; and also prohibits anyone from making funds or economic resources available, directly or indirectly, to, or for the benefit of a designated person.
Dawood’s four addresses in Pakistan mentioned in the list are:
(1) House No 37, 30th Street - Defence, Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan.
(2) House no. 29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan.
(3) Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area).
(4) White House, near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.