Procedure to auction Haseena Parker's Mumbai flat begins

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Procedure to auction Haseena Parker's Mumbai flat begins

The official procedure to auction a Mumbai flat belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseen Parker has begun.

The official procedure to auction a Mumbai flat belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseen Parker has begun.

The smuggling and foreign exchange manipulators act (SAFEMA) on March 25 carried out the inspection process at the flat located in Gordon Hall Apartments of Nagpada area.

Interestingly, very few -- two to three -- bidders came to the flat and inspected the property.

The flat has it own share of history. Haseena Parker stayed in the flat till she passed away in 2014. Dawood too stayed in the said flat before he escaped from the country.

Iqbal Kaskar was arrested from the same house in 2017 by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma. Sources in the department said the flat had one bedroom which was completely converted to the gang operation room.

RN D'souza, additional commissioner of SAFEMA, said, "The procedure has begun. Today, we have initiated the inspection procedure. People, who are interested to buy the property, have to file nominations by March 28, while the auction will take place on April 1. The base price for the property is set at Rs 1.69 crore while one has to deposit Rs 30 lakh to contest in the auction."

The authorities have also carried out the auction of Dawood's property in the past too without any police protection.

SAFEMA deals with forfeiting and auctioning illegally acquired properties of smugglers, foreign exchange manipulators and their kin. According to Section 68 F of SAFEMA, properties belonging to the relatives of fugitives can also be attached.

Properties related to Parker were attached in a order passed in 1998 by the finance ministry.