The NIA attacks Dawood’s associates; seize incriminating evidence

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids on 24 locations in Mumbai and five locations in neighboring Mira-Bhayandar on Monday in a case filed against Company D (Dawood) for various criminal activities including the smuggling of weapons, narco-terrorism, money laundering, allegedly committed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and three other international terrorist organizations.

During searches of premises belonging to alleged associates of Dawood Ibrahim, the NIA seized various offending materials, including electronic devices, real estate investment documents, cash and firearms.

The raids were carried out as part of the investigations into a case relating to terrorist/criminal activities of the D-Company international terrorist network involving Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and his associates, including Haji Anees alias Anees Ibrahim Shaikh, Shakeel Shaikh alias Chhota Shakeel, Javed Patel @ Javed Chikna and Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razzaq Memon aka Tiger Memon.

The NIA said the Dawoods and his associates engaged in arms smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering, circulation of counterfeit Indian banknotes (FICN) and were in unauthorized possession/involved in the acquisition of key assets to raise terrorist funds and work in active collaboration with the international terrorist organization, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Al-Qaeda (AQ ).

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