UK: Dawood's key aide Jabir Moti arrested at London hotel

Ramya Patelkhana


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19 Aug 2018: UK: Dawood's key aide Jabir Moti arrested at London hotel

Jabir Moti, a key aide of India's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, has been arrested by British police at London's Hilton Hotel on Friday.

Jabir Siddiq, aka Jabir Moti, is believed to be Dawood's right-hand man, managing his investments in the UK, the UAE, and around the world.

Jabir, a Pakistani national, is likely to have been held on drugs-related charges.

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Details: Unable to release any details at this stage: Metropolitan Police

"We are unable to release any details at this stage," a spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police said.

Jabir Moti, 51, is believed to be close to both Dawood and his wife, Mehjabeen, as their finance manager. He is reportedly in the UK on a 10-year visa.

Jabir's arrest is likely to have been a result of intelligence sharing between India and the UK.

Dawood Ibrahim: Dawood, only Indian on UK's list of Financial Sanctions Targets

Dawood, the mastermind of the Mumbai serial bomb blasts in 1993, remains the only "Indian national" on the UK Treasury Department's "Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK"' updated on Thursday.

The fugitive gangster's place of birth is recorded as Kher, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, and his nationality is listed as "Indian" with a recorded Indian passport subsequently revoked by the Indian Government.

The Listing: Dawood acquired and misused several Indian and Pakistani passports

The UK Treasury Department's list also goes on to mention a string of Indian and Pakistani passports acquired by Dawood and misused.

According to the list, his father's name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, mother's name is Amina Bi, and wife's name is Mehjabeen Shaikh.

Dawood is also referred to as Hizrat and Mucchad, the listing first made on November 7, 2003, notes.

Fact: Dawood's Pakistani addresses released by UK

Meanwhile, a newly-updated list of financial sanctions released by the UK Government earlier this week notes three known addresses in Pakistan for Dawood: House No. 37, 30th Street, Defence Housing Authority, Karachi; Palatial bungalow in Noorabad, Karachi; and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi.