What’s in a Name? Ask Dawood Ibrahim, the Man With 21 Aliases!
Dawood aka Bada Seth aka Aziz Dilip is the only Indian on UK’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets.
India's most wanted terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim – the main accused in 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed – remains the only "Indian national" on an updated list of financial sanctions released by the UK which also listed 21 aliases for the underworld don.
The mafia boss appears on the UK Treasury department's 'Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK' updated on 21 August, with three recorded addresses in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based, although Pakistan has repeatedly denied this claim.
“Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim” is recorded to have lived at: House No 37, 30th Street - Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan; Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area); and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
A fourth address on record until last year – House No 29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street No 22, Karachi, Pakistan – is no longer part of the records.
The financial sanctions list included organisations such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Khalistan Zindabad Force and Hizbul Mujahideen.
A series of affiliates of 'Al-Qaeda' and the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' are also recorded on the list.
Financial sanctions in force could apply to individuals, entities and governments who may be resident in the UK or abroad.
The measures include prohibiting the transfer of funds to a sanctioned country and freezing the assets of a government, the corporate entities and residents of the target country to targeted asset freezes on individuals/entities.
Certain financial sanctions may also prohibit providing or performing other financial services, such as insurance, to designated individuals or governments.
It is a criminal offence to breach a financial sanction, without an appropriate licence or authorisation from the UK Treasury.
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