UK financial sanctions on Dawood to continue

  • Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2015 00:32 IST

Britain has decided to continue financial sanctions imposed on Dawood Ibrahim, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant by the Indian government for various acts related to crime and terrorism, including the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.

The latest ‘Consilidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK’ updated by the Treasury office on Tuesday mentions various names under which Ibrahim has operated, his Indian and Pakistani passport numbers, and four addresses in Pakistan. 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 sanctions list includes groups such as LTTE, Babbar Khalsa, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Zindabad Force and Hizbul Mujahideen. According to British rules, financial sanctions measures 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/entities.

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