Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s assets seized in UK

British authorities have frozen properties belonging to fugitive Indian underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Reports say assets worth $6.7 billion belonging to the wanted underworld don have been seized by British authorities.

The action against Dawood Ibrahim comes nearly two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK tour. PM Modi, during his November 12-14, 2015 tour, had reportedly handed over a dossier concerning the underworld gangster to his then British counterpart David Cameron.

He owns a hotel in Warwickshire and other residential properties across the Midlands.

The shadowy son of a Mumbai policeman is accused of heading a global crime empire called D Company, spanning 16 countries across five continents.

The Indian government claim he has ties to Al Qaeda and blame him for a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993 and for planning the Mumbai massacre in 2009, the Birmingham Mail reports.

His Midlands properties were on the radar of a team of four officers from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Indian’s economic intelligence agency.