Cops to make new dossier on Mirchi
The Mumbai police has begun looking through their archives for India’s most-wanted, Iqbal Mirchi’s criminal history in order to facilitate his extradition from England where he was arrested a couple of days ago.mumbai Updated: Oct 13, 2011 01:27 IST
The Mumbai police has begun looking through their archives for India’s most-wanted, Iqbal Mirchi’s criminal history in order to facilitate his extradition from England where he was arrested a couple of days ago.
“A red corner notice for the arrest of Mirchi had been issued in 1994 and continues to be valid. The process for his extradition is being initiated,” ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said.
Joint commissioner of police, crime, Himanshu Roy said the police stations and crime branch units in the city, where cases have been filed against Mirchi, have been instructed to search for details from old records.
“We are preparing a fresh dossier on Mirchi. It will be handed over to the Interpol, which will then hand it over to its British counterpart for extradition,” Roy said adding. Roy said Mirchi was involved in 12 cases, including murder, narcotics smuggling.
There are several cases of drug smuggling registered against him by the Narcotics Control Bureau and Customs department as well.
“We have requested those agencies to provide case details so that we can club them in our dossier,” Roy added.
Roy said Mirchi, who handled the narcotics smuggling and money-laundering activities for gangster Dawood Ibrahim, continued to do so after he settled down in England twenty years ago. Roy said the crime branch is contacting investigating officers (most of whom are retired) to assist in preparing the dossier.
“We are also trying to find out whether he was involved in more cases which were not a part of the earlier dossier,” he added.
First Published: Oct 13, 2011 01:26 IST