LIFE HISTORY OF DAWOOD IBRAHIM

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar

Born 27 December 1955 (age 57)
Mumka, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s) Zubeena Zareen

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Dawood Ibrahim (born Sheik Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar) is the leader of Indian organized crime syndicate D-Company founded in Mumbai and is widely reported to be living in Pakistan.He is currently on the wanted list ofInterpol for organised crime and counterfeiting. He was No. 3 on the Forbes’ World’s Top 10 most dreaded criminals list of 2011, rising from the 4th position in 2008. Indian court has recently issued a warrant on Dawood Ibrahim for spot fixing crime in IPL.
Dawood Ibrahim is accused of heading a vast and sprawling illegal empire in and against India and Indians. After the1993 Mumbai bombings, which Ibrahim allegedly organized and financed, he became India’s most wanted man.According to the United States, Ibrahim maintained close links with al-Qaeda‘s Osama Bin Laden. As a consequence, the United States declared Dawood Ibrahim a “global terrorist” in 2003 and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations. The Bush administration imposed several sanctions on Ibrahim and his associates. Indian and Russian intelligence agencies have pointed out Ibrahim’s possible involvement in several other terror attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, as per Interpol. Dawood Ibrahim was living in Pakistan until April 2013 when he reportedly had left the country. He is now believed to be living in the United Arab Emirates.

Hawala control

Dawood Ibrahim was believed to control much of the hawala system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies. Much of the organisation’s operations are in India.
Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the Ramana link in the March 1993 Mumbai Bombings. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist”. The then Deputy Prime Minister,L.K.Advani described it as a major development and that India stands “vindicated”. Ibrahim is currently on India’s “Most wanted List”.
The United States Department of Treasury has also designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program — effectively forbidding U.S. financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. The Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. The fact sheet also said that Ibrahim’s syndicate is involved in large-scale shipment of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. He is also believed to have had contacts with al-Qaeda leaderOsama bin-Laden, now dead. In the late 1990s, Ibrahim traveled in Afghanistan under the Taliban‘s protection. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilize the Indian government through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience.
Washington added that they will request the United Nations to list Ibrahim “in pursuance of relevant Security Council resolutions”. The UN listing will require that all UN member states freeze Ibrahim’s assets and impose a travel ban. Juan Zarate, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, said that they are committed to identifying and attacking financial ties between terrorism and the underworld. Ibrahim is also suspected to have connections with terrorist organisations, and in 2002 was linked to the financing of increasing attacks inGujarat by Lashkar-e-Toiba. New Delhi handed over to Islamabad a list of 38 most wanted criminals, including Ibrahim.
In a major blow to Ibrahim, ten members of his gang were arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch on November 21, 2006. They were extradited from the United Arab Emirates, from where they had been deported.
A TV news channel, India Today reported that Dawood Ibrahim provided the logistics for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistani deportation resistance

In January 2002, a month after the Parliament attack, Indian officials visited the US, where they had meetings withColin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. A list of the Top 20 most-wanted terrorists in Pakistan was handed to the US. Ibrahim was wanted in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Following the meetings, “He (Powell) told his Indian interlocutors that Pakistan would hand over Dawood Ibrahim to India ‘with some strings attached’ and also thatMusharraf needed 15 to 20 days more for doing so,” However, Advani says he “started facing hurdles” soon and recollecting it now “is not a very happy experience.”
No Pakistani action was made the following months.

…there was only fibbing and foot-dragging. In my interactions with visiting Americans, I began to see, strangely, a certain lack of enthusiasm. ‘We do not have the clout to compel Pakistan to act on this issue,’ they started saying…I suspected, not without basis, that somebody in the bureaucratic system was trying, in Indian’s dialogue with Americans, to de-emphasise or derail the issue of getting Ibrahim and other Indian terrorists back from Pakistan… [India] was ‘denied a major success in its war against Pakistan-supported terrorism by way of bureaucratic non-cooperation ‘that I have not been able to fully fathom’.

In reaction to India’s list Pakistan also prepared a list of most wanted terrorist demanding India to handover to them and that list included the name of L.K Advani for a killing attempt on Nation’s Leader Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, a terrorist captured in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 173, had confessed to authorities that Ibrahim’s organization provided arms and explosives to the Lashkar-e-Taiba group that were used to carry out the attacks.

Family

.[23] Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter, Mahrukh Ibrahim, is married to the son of Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad. Javed’s son and Ibrahim’s daughter met while studying together in the UK.
On 30 March 2009, his brother NoorAIN died in his sleep of natural causes, aged 50. Dawood’s brother Anis Ibrahim is a co-accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings.

Modus Operandi

The modus operandi which has been steadily noticed in all the criminal scenarios in which Dawood’s name has figured,is duping insurance companies.That has always been the result of his criminal enterprise, destruction and then rebuilding,giving a big blow, especially to nationalized insurance companies.The latest to this terror trail has been the2011 Mumbai bombings,which took place on 13 July 2011.The blasts occurred at the Opera House, at Zaveri Bazaar and at Dadar West localities, leaving 26 killed and 130 injured. Ask who it was that provided the Mumbai connection — the local logistical support, the reconnaissance, the financing — and the finger will be pointed at Dawood Ibrahim, the city’s most feared financial terrorist and underworld don.

Recent events

First came the death of Umar Bashir, Dawood’s financier and long term confidant. News media outlets reported the murder as a sign of a dramatic shift of power between the crime lords.The loss of Shetty was followed by the United States Treasury Department declaring Ibrahim a global terrorist because of his links with Osama bin Laden. Ibrahim then lost one of his closest aides, Shoaib Khan, in 2005.[25]

Popular culture

At times, Dawood Ibrahim has been linked to the Bollywood film industry, as well as real estate and betting businesses, from which his D-Company is said to derive considerable revenue. He was also rumoured to have had a relationship with Bollywood actress Mandakini, which she denied.
The 2002 Indian film Company is loosely based on his activities and mainly the rivalry with arch rival and former allyChhota Rajan. It’s prequel, the 2005 film D is also loosely based on Dawood.
In the 2007 film Jannat Dawood Ibrahim’s character was loosely shown as Abu Ibrahim who was mainly involved inmatch fixing of cricket matches. Dawood’s love for cricket matches and his gambling dens were loosely shown as a part of the film’s main antagonist.
Other Indian crime films loosely based on Ibrahim and his D-Company include Black Friday (2004), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007),Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), D-Day (2013) and Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! (2013).Shootout at Wadala (2013)
In the 2013 spy thriller The Karachi Deception, one of the main characters is modeled after Dawood Ibrahim. The novel, written by Shatrujeet Nath, is about an undercover operation launched by the Indian Army to kill the fugitive gangster Irshad Dilawar, who is hiding in Pakistan and assisting the ISI against India.

Nepal Freezes Assets Of Entities With Dawood, Al Qaeda Links

The Nepal government has directed freezing of assets of 224 individuals and 64 groups with links to Al Qaeda and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if they are present in Nepal.Those on the list are individuals and groups identified by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as entities associated with Al Qaeda.Under resolutions adopted by the council, UN member states are required to freeze assets, and impose travel ban and embargo on individuals and entities with links to Al Qaeda.The decision was taken based on Nepal’s commitment to UN principles and its adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act.

Narcotics trafficking

Dawood Ibrahim is believed to control much of the ‘hawala‘ system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies. Much of the organisation’s operations are in India.

 

 Terrorism

Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the 1993 Bombay Bombings, a series of terrorist attacks carried out in the city on March 12 of the year. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist”. The then Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani described it as a major development and that India stands “vindicated”. Ibrahim is currently on India’s “Most wanted List”.
The United States Department of Treasury has also designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program — effectively forbidding U.S. financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. The Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. The fact sheet also said that Ibrahim’s syndicate is involved in largescale shipment of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. He is also believed to have contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden. In the late 1990s, Ibrahim traveled in Afghanistan under the Taliban‘s protection. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilize the Indian government through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience.
Washington added that they will request the United Nations to list Ibrahim “in pursuance of relevant Security Council resolutions”. The UN listing will require that all UN member states freeze Ibrahim’s assets and impose a travel ban. Juan Zarate, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, said that they are committed to identifying and attacking financial ties between terrorism and the underworld. Ibrahim is also suspected to have connections with terrorist organisations, and in 2002 was linked to the financing of increasing attacks inGujarat by Lashkar-e-Toiba. New Delhi handed over to Islamabad a list of 38 most wanted criminals, including Ibrahim.
In a major blow to Ibrahim, ten members of his gang were arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch on November 21, 2006. They were extradited from the United Arab Emirates, from where they had been deported.
Sources reported in India Today indicate that Dawood Ibrahim provided the logistics for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

 United States Deportation Resistance

In January 2002, a month after the Parliament attack, Indian officials visited the US, where they had meetings withColin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. A list of the Top 20 most-wanted terrorists in Pakistan was handed to the US. Ibrahim was wanted in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Following the meetings, “He (Powell) told his Indian interlocutors that Pakistan would hand over Dawood Ibrahim to India ‘with some strings attached’ and also thatMusharraf needed 15 to 20 days more for doing so,” However, Advani says he “started facing hurdles” soon and recollecting it now “is not a very happy experience.”
No Pakistani action was made the following months…

…there was only fibbing and foot-dragging. In my interactions with visiting Americans, I began to see, strangely, a certain lack of enthusiasm. ‘We do not have the clout to compel Pakistan to act on this issue,’ they started saying…I suspected, not without basis, that somebody in the bureaucratic system was trying, in Indian’s dialogue with Americans, to de-emphasise or derail the issue of getting Ibrahim and other Indian terrorists back from Pakistan…[India] was ‘denied a major success in its war against Pakistan-supported terrorism by way of bureaucratic non-cooperation ‘that I have not been able to fully fathom’.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, a gunman arrested for participation in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 173 (164 civilians and security personnel and 9 terrorists), has confessed to authorities according to reports that Ibrahim’s organization provided arms and explosives to the Lashkar-e-Toiba group that were used to carry out the attacks.

 His daughter

Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter Mahrukh Ibrahim married Junaid Miandad the son of a former Pakistan National Cricket Team captain, Javed Miandad. Miandad told the press that his son and Ibrahim’s daughter met while studying together in the UK.

 Decline and ill-health

The past few years have seen a dramatic decline in Dawood’s fortunes from the heady heights of the life depicted in “Portrait of a Don” – the ground breaking exposé by Ghulam Hasnain in 2001.
Firstly came the death of Sharad Shetty, Dawood’s financier and long term confidant, an assassination carried out by Dawood’s longtime rival Chotta Rajan. News media outlets reported the murder as a sign of a dramatic shift of power between the crime lords. This was the seminal event in a series of blows to his criminal empire from which Ibrahim has never fully recovered. The loss of Shetty was followed by the declaration by the United States Treasury Department declaring Ibrahim a global terrorist because of his links with Osama bin Laden. Ibrahim then lost one of his closest aides, Shoib Khan in 2005,.
2009 continued to be a difficult year both on personal and business level. His brother and close associate Anees Ibrahim was shot dead in June . This compounds the grief of the loss of another Brother, Noora, earlier in the year .

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A don is born

Dawood Ibrahim was a small-time toughie once. S. Hussain Zaidi describes how it all began for one of India’s most wanted men

 

A warm breeze braced with the crispness of January swept through the congested bylanes of Dongri. Here the quaint old building of Dongri Police Station had stood for decades like a lone sentinel in one of the most infamous neighbourhoods of Bombay. Senior police inspector Ranbeer Likha sat at his desk.
…On this particular afternoon, senior police inspector Likha had other things on his mind. He was listening to the patient voice of head constable Dilip Mane registering the complaint of a bakery worker who had been beaten up within an inch of his life for delaying the payment of the monthly instalment of his loan to the local Pathan, Asif Khan. It was the third such complaint being registered that afternoon…
As he mulled over the situation, he suddenly realised there might be a way out. He called constable Gogte and asked him to make a visit to Musafirkhana at Pakmodia Street and ask Ibrahim Kaskar to visit him at his convenience.
Ibrahim might have retired as a mere head constable in the crime branch but his clout in the area was much more than that of a DCP or prominent social worker. And Ibrahim on his part was ever willing to help…
Ibrahim Bhai entered the police station and took his seat opposite Likha. It was Likha who seemed more in awe of the person who came in rather than the other way round.
A concerned Likha got to the point quickly. “Ibrahim Bhai, why is this happening these days? Please speak with Karim Lala. Something needs to be done. The Pathans’ antics are clearly going out of hand!”
Ibrahim Kaskar shuffled anxiously as he sat before the visibly upset senior officer and tried to reassure him, saying, “Sahab, I will speak with him. He is a good man. He will listen to me. Unfortunately there are some in his group who don’t even listen to him.”
A reassured Likha exhaled, knowing all would be well again… This time, however, Ibrahim seemed to be losing his touch. Several afternoons came and went and there seemed no end to the Pathan menace.
Likha realised that Ibrahim’s conferences with Karim Khan were not bearing the desired results. He dreaded that the situation was going to get out of hand if something drastic was not done, and done soon… As he sat there, however, twisting his mind into knots, the doors swung and Iqbal Natiq breezed in.
Mohammed Iqbal Natiq, then 35 years old, is the rare overnight success story of a self -made Bombay journalist. He edited and published an Urdu weekly called Raazdaar (The Confidante)…
After working as a freelance journalist and columnist in established papers, Natiq launched his own paper from Dongri in 1969 at the age of 26…
In two years, Natiq managed to turn around his life, going from struggling journalist to successful newspaper owner and editor. From owning his own press to driving a spanking new white Ambassador, Natiq began to rise, rubbing shoulders with the elite.
One man who openly admired him and proudly proclaimed his friendship with him was Dawood [Ibrahim]. “Bande mein dum hain (this guy has some substance),” he used to tell his friends. Both Natiq and Dawood hailed from Ratnagiri, but more resilient a bond than their common native place was the intrinsic chutzpah they both had…
Natiq was a frequent visitor in the darbar of Likha, in keeping with the long time motto of crime reporters; to be where the action is. On this visit, he took one look at Likha and saw all was not well…
A few mandatory pleasantries later, Iqbal asked “What’s the matter? You’ve been issued a transfer order or something?”
Likha replied with the ferocity of a man plagued by an issue, “Does anything different ever happen here? Either the Pathans trouble someone else, or they’re fighting amongst themselves. I’m so tired of them!”
Iqbal gave a lopsided smile and reclined in his chair. His expression spoke more about his take on the issue than his tongue chose to. Almost like a quip, he said, “Sahab, Sholay.”
Sholay?! Have you lost your mind, Iqbal?” Likha replied, more confused than ever.
Iqbal’s smile morphed from humorous to mysterious. “You use iron to combat iron,” he said.
The famous line that the handicapped Thakur Baldev Singh of Sholay had told the cop in the film had become so famous that whenever repeated, it conveyed its meaning in its perfect sense.
Understanding dawned. Sceptically, he asked, “But who will deal with the Pathans?”
Iqbal spoke with authority, “There is a boy, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.”
Likha recoiled at the name “You mean Ibrahim’s son? No way!”… Iqbal nodded and rose to leave. As a parting shot to the already reeling Likha, he said, “Everybody in the locality knows that the boy is courageous.”…
Days passed and Likha remained gloomy over the deterioration of the law and order situation in his jurisdiction. Then, one day a small encounter scripted the destiny of both the cops and the crime bosses.
It had been a idyllic morning thus far, unmarred by anything unpleasant. As Likha was on a routine patrol, his jeep turned from Khada Parsi junction towards JJ Hospital. Soon he realised he was stuck in a massive traffic jam… Furious, he jumped out and charged towards the source of the jam… What Likha saw made him speechless.
A Pathan was bleeding profusely from his head and mouth and a youth, his shirt torn, was hitting him left, right and centre. “Now I have to break up these measly fights too,” he thought at first, resigned. But then he saw the boy; barely 20 years old, short in stature, and beating up a taller, stouter Pathan. The sight amazed him… Curious, he pulled the boy away by the scruff of his shirt and asked, “Hey, what’s your name?”
The boy stared right back into his eyes and replied, “Dawood. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar. I’m the son of a cop!”
Senior police inspector Ranbeer Likha froze. One word rang in his ears like a prophecy. “Sholay!” An idea took root in his mind.
Swiftly, he pulled him out of the crowd and shooed bystanders away… He could not think of anything other than the brilliant idea that had been planted in his head by Natiq… Trying to collect himself, he asked Dawood, “Let’s go sit in the car”.
Dawood eyed him quizzically and sat in the jeep quietly, but with an air of composure far beyond his years, calling another lad nearby and telling him, “Inform them at home that I’ll be a little late today.”
“You like to fight with Pathans?” Likha asked, sitting next to him.
“It’s not that I like to; if we don’t fight, we’ll perish,” Dawood tried to explain.
“Why don’t you do something that makes your fight with the Pathans aid us as well?” Likha asked, tentatively… “Defeat the Pathans for me and I will handle the rest.”
It was then that the balance of power shifted in Dawood’s mind; the baton passed from Likha to Dawood. Instead of being Likha’s main man, Likha would now be his main man. Such was the thinking of Dawood. So the foundation of a new rule was laid, and at last, a don was officially born.

The real story behind Shootout At Wadala

  1. A first-hand account of what led to the formation of the D-Gang and Manya’s shootout. After the success of ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’, Ekta (Kapoor) and I were keen to take the franchise forward. One of the assistants came up with a startling statistic. Till date, there had been more than 850 encounters on the streets of Mumbai.

D Company

Biography and criminal-career

>>Dawood’s foster brother Hanif Seven recalls<<
‘Nobody ever guessed that Dawood and his brothers would one day be so rich, running a mafia network across the globe,’’ says Mohammed Hanif Ibrahim Kaskar alias Hanif Seven, who is now a small-time contractor in Dongri, after having spent 11 years in jail on a drug charge.
In Dawood’s home, kitchen vessels were often empty.The senior Kaskar – Dawood’s father, a police havaldar – would wait for visits from erstwhile smuggling kingpins Haji Mastan and Karim Lala, who would give them some baksheesh (money) to keep them going.
Dawood and older brother Shabir took to small-time textile and low-value goods smuggling while Noora and Anees worked in a garage near Maharashtra College. The family usually met at dinner and shared the day’s experiences.
Hanif Seven says it was the father who was instrumental in making the brothers what they are today. ‘‘Whenever there was a complaint, he would pretend to scold them, but would later pat them on their backs,’’ he remembers.
Through Hanif’s tale emerges the story of Dawood Ibrahim’s changing fortunes. In 1977, he and some associates looted a boat carrying contraband off Haji Ali. The 12 partners distributed among themselves goods valued at around Rs 14 lakh at that time (which equals Rs 1.26 crore in the year 2011, adjusted for inflation). Suddenly the family saw money. Soon, Dawood was seen driving a second-hand white chevrolet malibu car and visiting expensive tailors.
Trouble started when he crossed swords with Basu Dada from nearby Telli Mohalla. Dada ran an akhada and had musclemen like Khalid Pehalwan, Anjum Pehalwan and Lalkhan Pehalwan for support. Dawood then formed an alliance with Bauji Saheb and Rama Naik to balance the power equation. His gang then came to be known as Young Company and later, the D-Company.
When Dawood was young, his father police constable Ibrahim Hassan Kaskar knew the then Don Haji Mastan. With Haji’s help, he opened an electronics shop for his son Dawood. In this electronics shop of Manish Market, now smuggled goods started coming in. Haji delegated the responsibility of smuggling electronics’ goods to Dawood. These were Dawood’s initial days in the smuggling business. However, Syed Batla, a local hoodlum working for Mastan, suspected that Dawood was getting writings against him published in a newspaper. So Batla killed the editor of the newspaper. The editor of Urdu daily Rajdar, Iqbal Naatik was a good friend of Dawood’s. Batla was unaware that Naatik was also a friend of Haji. When Haji got to know of this he verbally abused Batla and also slapped him. Dawood was not satisfied with this and was thinking of getting Batla killed. Thus Dawood decided to split up with Mastan.
Siddhi Mohalla is an old five-storey building at the Bhendi Bazaar junction in Bombay. On its terrace, the ‘old hats’ had held their “sacred meeting” in 1980, demarcating territorial boundaries for the gangs to operate. On one side were the Pathans, headed by Samad Khan, Syed Batla and Amirzada. On the other side of the table were the Konkanis, led by Dawood. “Dawood breache

 

Early crimes

from being a retail extortionist to being the third most wanted don of the world, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (55) has indeed come a long, long way in a highly-globalised underworld. Said Munawar Amin, a long-time resident of Bhendi Bazar, in whose mean streets Dawood, son of a constable, grew up: “Along with his brother Shabbir, he used to extort money from the Moplah businessmen who sell smuggled goods in our area. Nobody visualised that he would go up so high in mafiadom.”
With his friends and brothers, he would go down to the bustling Crawford Market and scam gullible bargain hunters. “His first trick was to offer a customer an expensive foreign watch,” recalled a member of his youthful gang. “After taking the money, he would vanish, while the customer would be discovering that saddam suri had switched the watch for a stone or some such worthless object during the wrapping”(Glenny 127). A natural leader, by his late teens Ibrahim had formed his own gang, Dodi Omar Company, or D-Company. He was charged with murder as a result of his audacious bid to destroy the near monopoly enjoyed in the underworld by the competing Lala clan. D-Company emerged victorious after an intense period of bloodshed, but Ibrahim was forced to flee his beloved Bombay, and by all accounts he has never overcome his melancholy at leaving.
He is said to have begun his real criminal career in Bombay working for the Karim Lala gang (which later became his own gang’s rival) exploiting the rapid expansion in the Bombay (nowMumbai) textiles industry to his advantage, though another version says that he began his criminal career working as a carrier for smuggler Haji Mastan. In either case, he eventually split from both of them and started his own gang, D-Company. He soon moved his residence to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he has business interests alongsideIndia. Dawood started out smuggling gold, expanded into various forms of extortion, and finally turned to trafficking in heroin bound for Europe and Mandrax (an addictive sedative) going to South Africa with the help of international mafia don shahnawaz khan .

Net worth

His net worth is said to be $6–7 billion making him the third richest criminal in world history and his ‘business interests’ are spread across IndiaPakistanMalaysiaSingapore,ThailandSri LankaNepalUAEGermanyFrance, the UK and several countries in Africa. Some sources estimate his net worth at close to 900 billion rupees (~$20 billion).Despite this, he has never been listed by the Forbes in its annual list of billionaires, since networth is of question because of its source, though other criminals such as Joaquín Guzmán Loera have been, putting the size of Dawood’s fortune in question. Some sources say that his net worth is less than one billion dollars because he has never been included in any ‘Rich Lists’. But he has however been listed in other Forbes categories and in 2008 Forbes ranked him among the top 10 most wanted fugitives; the following year, Ibrahim made the magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful people.

Family

The Tribune mentions the following information about Don Dawood:
Name: Dawood Sheikh Ibrahim Kaskar
Father’s name: Late Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar
Mother’s name: Late Amina
Wife’s name: Mehjabeen, alias Zubina Zareen
Children: Mahrukh, 25 years, married to Pakistan’s former cricket captain Javed Miandad’s son, Junaid; Mehreen, 23 years; Moeen, 20 years; Atif Aslam 25 years; Maria, 14 years.
Siblings: Brothers – Late Noor-ul-Haq alias Noora (allegedly shot dead by gangsters in Karachi); Anees Ibrahim Kaskar; Iqbal Kaskar; a sister known as Aapi (reportedly 11 siblings, names of others not known)

Crimes by family members

Sameer Wagle (33) He is the son of Dawood’s elder sister Shahida and runs a travel agency at Mazgaon. He, along with four others, was arrested by the Byculla police in February 2006 on charges of extortion. The accused were arrested after the victim, confined in a room at Dockyard Road, dialled 100. The police then rescued the victim and his brother. The suspects had allegedly forced the victim to sign on a stamp paper, giving Wagle the ownership rights of his butcher shop at Mazgaon. Haseena and her associates had taken Rs 1 crore from him “to help sell off a property’’. However, the deal never materialised. When Avlani demanded his money back, he was allegedly threatened. Avlani then approached the police. The crime branch has filed a chargesheet against Haseena. The trial is pending.
Danish Parkar (28), Another nephew, he was Haseena’s son. There was one criminal case registered against him in the JJ Marg police station. He died in a road accident in 2005. His friends allege he was killed in a “planned operation’’.
Iqbal Kaskar , Dawood’s younger brother, he was deported from the UAE in 2003 and booked in murder and land-grabbing cases. He was subsequently discharged from the murder case. On June 14, 2007 a special MCOCA court acquitted him in the controversial Sara-Sahara shopping complex case for lack of evidence. With no cases pending against him, Kaskar was released from jail.Iqbal Kaskar, survived an attempt on his life on Tuesday 17th may, 2011 evening in the heart of the city.
Haseena Parkar , Dawood’s younger sister, she came under the crime branch scanner in 2006 for allegedly extorting money from a builder. While the 48-year-old widow managed to dodge the police, her lawyers proved in the court that it was not a case of extortion but cheating and was granted bail. A real estate broker, Vinod Avlani, had complained to the police that Parkar had threatened him.
Sajid Wagle (38) , Dawood’s nephew, Sajid Wagle, was arrested in July 2008 for targeting cable operators in several areas of south Mumbai. Popularly known as Bhanja, Wagle has a group of boys working for him who go about threatening cable operators to pay hafta. The don’s nephew owns Nawaz cable and internet service agency. Son of a technical head clerk in the Merchant Navy, Bhanja is the second among four siblings. He was earlier arrested in February 2008 in an extortion case. A Std-VI dropout, Wagle, stepped into the world of crime in 1999 when he was first arrested in connection with an extortion case. Though Bhanja has never met his uncle in the past 25 years, he never fails to use his name. His mother, Shahida who was Dawood’s elder sister, has died.

Main crimes

Narcotics trafficking & money-laundering

Dawood Ibrahim is believed to control much of the ‘hawala‘ system , which is the commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies, mainly proceeds from narcotics trafficking and illegal business dealings. Much of the organisation’s operations are in India.

Terrorism

Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the 1993 Bombay Bombings, a series of terrorist attacks carried out in the city on March 12 of the year. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist”. The Deputy Prime Minister,described it as a major development and that India stands “vindicated”. Ibrahim is currently on India’s “Most wanted List”.
The United States Department of Treasury has also designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program — effectively forbidding U.S. financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. The Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. The fact sheet also said that Ibrahim’s syndicate is involved in largescale shipment of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. He is also believed to have contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden. In the late 1990s, Ibrahim traveled inAfghanistan under the Taliban‘s protection. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilize the Indian government through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience.
Washington added that they will request the United Nations to list Ibrahim “in pursuance of relevant Security Council resolutions”. The UN listing will require that all UN member states freeze Ibrahim’s assets and impose a travel ban. Juan Zarate, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, said that they are committed to identifying and attacking financial ties between terrorism and the underworld. Ibrahim is also suspected to have connections with terrorist organisations, and in 2002 was linked to the financing of increasing attacks in Gujarat by Lashkar-e-Toiba.New Delhi handed over to Islamabad a list of 38 most wanted criminals, including Ibrahim.
In a major blow to Ibrahim, ten members of his gang were arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch on November 21, 2006. They were extradited from the United Arab Emirates, from where they had been deported.
Sources reported in India Today indicate that Dawood Ibrahim provided the logistics for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

United States deportation resistance

In January 2002, a month after the Parliament attack, Indian officials visited the US, where they had meetings with Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. A list of the Top 20 most-wanted terrorists in Pakistan was handed to the US. Ibrahim was wanted in connection with the 1993 Bombay serial blasts.
Ajmal Amir Kasab, a gunman arrested for participation in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 173 (164 civilians and security personnel and 9 terrorists), has confessed to authorities according to reports that Ibrahim’s organization provided arms and explosives to the Lashkar-e-Toiba group that were used to carry out the attacks.

Recent Development

The past few years have seen a dramatic decline in Dawood’s fortunes from the heady heights of the life depicted in Portrait of a Don – the exposé by Ghulam Hasnain in 2001.
Firstly came the death of Sharad Shetty, Dawood’s financier and long term confidant, an assassination carried out by Dawood’s long time rival Chotta Rajan. News media outlets reported the murder as a sign of a dramatic shift of power between the crime lords. This was the seminal event in a series of blows to his criminal empire from which Ibrahim has never fully recovered. The loss of Shetty was followed by the declaration by the United States Treasury Department declaring Ibrahim a global terrorist because of his links with Osama bin Laden. Ibrahim then lost one of his closest aides, Pakistani Underworld Don Shoaib Khan (not to be confused with the Pakistani cricketer also named Shoaib Khan) in 2005.Shoaib allegedly died due to a ‘heart attack’ though he had no such previous condition. However Dawood is still considered a strong figure and enjoys influence in the Indian underworld.
 

Love life of a dreaded gangster: Dawood in the 90s

 
 
 
Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim, born Sheikh Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is a name common in the world’s most wanted lists whether of Interpol or in the Forbes’ World’s Top 10 most dreaded criminals list of 2011.
He is the head of the notorious crime syndicate D-Company in Mumbai and is accused of heading a vast and sprawling illegal empire in and against India and Indians. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, which Ibrahim allegedly organized and financed, he became India’s most wanted man.
According to the United States, Ibrahim maintained close links with al-Qaeda‘s Osama Bin Laden.  As a consequence, the United States declared Dawood Ibrahim a “global terrorist” in 2003 and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations.
The Bush administration has since imposed several sanctions on Ibrahim and his associates. Indian and Russian intelligence agencies have pointed out Ibrahim’s possible involvement in several other terror attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, as per Interpol.
In  this series we tell you about the love life of this dangerous criminal that made headlines in the 90s.

Hasan Ali Khan

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Hasan Ali Khan (born c. 1954) is reputed to be an Indian billionaire businessman.[1] In 2007, Indian authorities began investigating Khan for suspicion of money laundering.[2][3] He reportedly had a Swiss bank account with $8 billion in deposits.[4]He allegedly stashed away billions into Swiss bank accounts with the help of Kolkata based businessman, Kashinath Tapuria using hawala.[5]
In January 2011, the then Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee announced that both Swiss bank accounts of Hasan Ali Khan were emptied.[6][7][8] In December 2012, Finance Ministry told the Standing Committee on Finance that recovery of Hasan Ali’s tax arrears (of approximately Rs 91,000 crore) is not possible.[9]
As of October 2013,[10] Hasan Ali is in jail since his bail petitions have been rejected several times by various courts[11] including the Bombay High Court[12] and the Supreme Court of India.[11]
Hasan Ali has denied all the allegations and said he had no Swiss bank accounts and some of his rivals could be behind the charges.[13]

Legal cases

In March 2007, Hasan Ali’s properties were raided by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax officials based on allegations of hawala transactions. Hasan Ali’s lawyer denied all the allegations and said he had no Swiss bank accounts and some of his rivals could be behind the charges.[13] [14]
The Supreme Court of India intervened and asked why Khan and others were not interrogated despite sufficient evidence against them. After this criticism, Khan was arrested by ED in March 2011.[15] In May 2011, ED formally chargesheeted Khan and his associate Kashinath Tapuria under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.[16] ED lawyers said Khan had laundered money for international arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi on several occasions.[16] Khan claimed that he was framed.[17]
Khan was charged with serving as a front for Khashoggi. Allegedly, in 2003, Khan helped launder US$300 million of money Khashoggi made through arms sales through the Zurich branch of Swiss bank UBS.[18][19] Khashoggi reportedly had to use Khan as a front as UBS had blackballed him due to his notoriety. Introduced to UBS by Khashoggi in 1982, Khan enabled the arms dealer to launder funds held in American accounts through UBS Geneva.[20] One of Khan’s accounts eventually was blocked when it was determined that the source of the funds came from Khashnoggi’s arms sales.
India Today magazine claimed that it had verified a letter confirming that $8 billion in black money was in a Swiss bank UBSaccount and the Government of India too has verified this with UBS.[21] However, the Swiss bank UBS denied Indian media reports alleging that it maintained a business relationship with or had any assets or accounts for Hasan Ali Khan accused in the $8 billion black money case. Upon formal request by Indian and Swiss government authorities, the bank announced that the documentation supposedly corroborating such allegations were forged and numerous media reports claiming $8 billion in stashed black money were false.[22][23]
India Today, in a later article, wrote, “Hasan Ali Khan stands accused of massive tax evasion and stashing money in secret bank accounts abroad. But the problem is that the law enforcement agencies have precious little evidence to back their claims. For one, UBS Zurich has already denied having any dealings with Khan.”[24] Indian government has asked the Indian mission inBerne to get in touch with banking authorities of Switzerland for obtaining details about Hasan Ali Khan’s Swiss bank accounts.[25]

Chhota Shakeel

Chota Shakeel (Shakeel Babumiya Shaikh),is an Indian, accused of association with Dawood Ibrahim. In September 2000, Chhota Shakeel admitted to having planned an attack on Chhota Rajan.[1] In 2001, he accepted his involvement in financing Hindi films in an interview to India Today magazine.[2][3]

Tiger Memon

Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razak Nadim Memon

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Born 24 November 1960 (age 52)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Terrorist, Mobster
Spouse(s) Seema Chaudhary
Children 2

1993 Bombay bombings

His role as the prime accused in the blasts (along with Dawood Ibrahim) has been confirmed by the Special Court after the conviction of the other accused in the case.[2]
On September 12, 2006, the special TADA court, hearing the long-drawn case around the 1993 Bombay bombings, convicted four members of the Memon family: Yakub, Essa, Rubina and Yusuf. Three other members of the Memon family — Suleiman, Hanifa and Rahil — have been acquitted with the judge giving them the benefit of doubt. The four Memons have been held guilty on charges of conspiring and abetting acts of terror. They face jail terms ranging from a minimum of five years to life imprisonment. Yakub Memon, the brother of prime accused ‘Tiger’ Memon, has been charged for possession of unauthorised arms.[3][4]
Yakub Memon, the younger brother of Tiger Memon, who was arrested by Nepal police at Kathmandu Airport and handed over to CBI of India, has been sentenced to death. Three other family members have been given life imprisonment. Rubina, the sister-in-law of Tiger Memon, escaped the death penalty as she is a woman. Yusuf and Essa have been given a life sentence. Yakub was under treatment for depression.[5]

In popular culture

The activities of Tiger Memon were a major part of Anurag Kashyap’s film Black Friday (2004), which is based on the 1993 Bombay bombings. Memon was played by Bollywood actor Pavan Malhotra.

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