Iqbal Mirchi’s illegal assets worth 22 crores confiscated. He was an important member of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Rs 22.42 crore and assets of smuggler gangster and Dawood Ibrahim gang member Iqbal Mirchi.
Prior to this, the ED has seized assets worth Rs 776 crore of Iqbal Mirchi, of which Rs 203 crore assets are stored abroad.
Mirchi’s family’s name came up in Mumbai’s PMC bank scam after the ED started clamping down on Mirchi’s illegal empire under money laundering.
The properties seized by the ED on Tuesday include a cinema hall and a hotel in Mumbai. Apart from this, an under-construction hotel, a farm, and two bungalows have also been seized.
Also, 3.5 acres of land have been seized in ED Panchgani. A senior ED official said Iqbal Mirchi was in the possession of the family when the investigation revealed information about these assets under money laundering.
Iqbal Mirchi has died, but his family members were forcibly procuring these well-known Benami properties.
Taking cognizance of ED’s charge sheet, in this case, a special court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Iqbal Mirchi’s wife Hajra Memon, and both sons Asif Memon and Junaid Memon.
In fact, during the investigation of the PMC scam, the ED found evidence, which showed that the blood-stained earnings of the bank account holders were reaching directly into the pocket of Iqbal Mirchi.
DHFL was further giving loans to Sunblink Realtors by taking a loan from PMC Bank and Sunblink Realtors was using this loan to buy the properties of Iqbal Mirchi based in Worli, Mumbai.
In this connection, two middlemen Humayun Merchant and Rinku Deshpande, who had done deals for Iqbal Mirchi, were arrested.
Pakistani citizen arrested from the Indian border, case filed
The Indian Army has arrested a Pakistani national on Tuesday morning on the Hussainiwala border in Pakistan. He entered the Indian border near the Hussainiwala barrage.
He has been identified as 30-year-old Sushtaq son Shabbir. He is unable to speak. He has got a photocopy of Javed Anwar’s son Anwar Ali, a Pakistani currency, and two visiting cards.
It is not yet known where Sushtaq is from Pakistan. A case has been registered against him at Ferozepur Sadar police station. The police have taken Sushtaq on remand for two days by presenting it in court.