- Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth Rs. 15,000 crore seized, tweets BJP
- BJP says action by UAE based on dossier by India, cites media reports
- BJP credits PM Narendra Modi for "major diplomatic success"
In a tweet, the party said the reported action against Dawood Ibrahim was based on a dossier provided by the Indian government.
"Major diplomatic success of PM Modi: One of India's most wanted criminals, Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth Rs. 15,000 crore seized in UAE," the BJP tweeted.
The party claimed that PM Modi had handed over a list of Dawood Ibrahim's assets to UAE during his visit in 2015.
Major diplomatic success of PM Modi: One of India's most wanted criminals, Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth Rs. 15,000 crore seized in UAE. pic.twitter.com/MMERwLoPO1- BJP (@BJP4India) January 4, 2017
Dawood Ibrahim, 59, is believed to be hiding in Pakistan's Karachi and has been tracked by India for over two decades.
The UN-designated terrorist is accused of plotting the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed. He is also accused of masterminding other terror attacks and faces multiple charges of money laundering and extortion. The mafia boss is also accused by India and the US of financing terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Based on India's inputs, the UN sanctions committee made changes to its entry on Dawood last year. Action that is taken against UN-designated terrorists includes blocking of wealth and accounts, a travel and arms ban.