Iqbal Mirchi (61) a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has hooked up properties value ₹22.42 crore together with a lodge and a movie studio in Mumbai belonging to the relations of late gangster Iqbal Mirchi, officers stated on Tuesday.

Other property, hooked up below prevention of cash laundering act, embrace a farm home, two bungalows and three.5 acre land in Panchgani, they added.

So far, ED stated in an announcement, it has hooked up property value ₹798 crore belonging to Mirchi’s household. These property embrace abroad properties value ₹203 crore.

Mirchi, who died in 2013 in London, was alleged to be the right-hand man of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim for drug trafficking and extortion crimes.

“He (Mirchi) was an international drugs dealer and smuggler who had amassed huge wealth and acquired various immovable properties and businesses across the globe,” the ED had stated final yr in an announcement.

According to the anti-money laundering probe company, Mirchi not directly owned varied properties in and round Mumbai.

It has filed a legal case in opposition to Mirchi, his household and others final yr to probe cash laundering costs linked to their alleged unlawful dealings within the buy and sale of actual property property in Mumbai. The probe is predicated on a number of FIRs lodged by the Mumbai police over time.

A cost sheet had additionally been filed in opposition to the relations earlier than a Mumbai courtroom in December 2019 and the courtroom had subsequently issued open-ended non-bailable warrants in opposition to Mirchi’s sons Asif Memon and Junaid Memon and spouse Hajra Memon.

HT couldn’t find their authorized consultant.

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