In a case involving Dawood Ibrahim’s D-company, the National Investigation Agency conducted numerous searches in Maharashtra on Monday targeting associates of the fugitive underworld don.
The searches were conducted in conjunction with a case involving Dawood Ibrahim and his accomplices – Haji Anees, Anees Ibrahim Shaikh, Shakeel Shaikh, Chhota Shakeel, Javed Patel, Javed Chikna, Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razzaq Memon, and Tiger Memon – of the worldwide terrorist network D-Company.
They were in unlawful possession of critical assets for the purpose of generating terror funding and were actively collaborating with foreign terrorist organisations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and Al Qaeda (AQ), according to the agency.
During searches, it seized a variety of damning evidence, including electronic devices, real estate investment paperwork, cash, and firearms at over 24 places.
Since yesterday morning, the central agency has undertaken searches in Mumbai’s Nagpada neighbourhood, Bhendi Bazar, Santacruz, Mahim and Goregaon regions, Mumbra in Thane, and other locations targeting accomplices of the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai explosions, Dawood Ibrahim.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Salim Qureshi in February of this year as part of its investigation into a money laundering case involving Dawood Ibrahim.
The agency then conducted additional searches in Mumbai as part of a money-laundering investigation into underworld operations and connected unlawful property dealings and hawala transactions.