NIA Announces ₹25 Lakh Cash Reward On Dawood Ibrahim

Guwahati: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh for information leading to the capture of fugitive underworld boss Dawood Ibrahim.

The investigation agency also disclosed additional reward amounts for his associates in a case involving the establishment of a unit in India by Ibrahim’s gang, the “D” Company, to smuggle weapons, explosives, drugs, and fake Indian currency notes (FICN), as well as to carry out terrorist attacks in collaboration with Pakistani intelligence and terror groups.

The agency reportedly offered incentives for Anees Ibrahim, also known as Haji Anees, Ibrahim’s brother, Javed Patel, also known as Javed Chikna, Shakeel Shaikh, also known as Chhota Shakeel, and Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razzaq Memon, also known as Tiger Memon.

Ibrahim will receive a prize of Rs. 25 lakh, while Chhota Shakeel will receive a reward of Rs. 20 lakh, and Anees, Chikna, and Memon will receive rewards of Rs. 15 lakh apiece.

Ibrahim, a resident of Karachi, Pakistan, is wanted for a number of terrorist attacks in India, notably the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. In 2003, the UN Security Council set a $25 million bounty on Ibrahim’s head. He is one of the most wanted men in India, along with the leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin, and his close associate, Abdul Rauf Asghar.

After learning that the “D” Company had established a special unit in India with the aid of terrorist organisations and the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, to target prominent political figures and businessmen as well as to support the terror and sleeper cells of LeT, JeM, and Al-Qaeda (AQ) in Indian cities to carry out attacks, the NIA had opened a new case against Ibrahim and his aides in February.

Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, the brother-in-law of Chhota Shakeel; Guddu Pathan, a relative of Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar; and Qayyum Shaikh, a resident of Bhiwandi were among those whose homes were raided by the NIA in May of this year as part of the investigation. Suhail Khandwani, a trustee of Haji Ali Dargah and Mahim Dar

Additionally, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had launched a money laundering investigation into the matter and detained former Maharashtra minister for minority development Nawab Malik on February 23 for allegedly stealing a plot of land in Kurla worth $300 million from a local resident with the aid of Ibrahim’s late sister Haseena Parkar.

In 2015, Indian intelligence agencies said that Dawood had residences in Pakistan, notably the White House in Clifton. He also had three Pakistani passports, the first of which was issued in Rawalpindi (passport number G-866537) and the other two in Karachi (passport number C-267185) (No. KC-285901).

Dawood Ebrahim, Sheikh Dawood Hassan, Abdul Hamid Abdul Aziz, Aziz Dilip, Daud Hasan Shaikh Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood Sabri, Shaikh Ismail Abdul, and Hizrat are just a few of the identities he has used throughout the years.

According to Ibrahim’s UNSC listing, Usama bin Laden and his terrorist network “shared their smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with Usama bin Laden and his criminal syndicate,” who was the former leader of Al Qaeda and was assassinated in Abbottabad by US Navy Seals in 2011.

“a financial arrangement was brokered to facilitate their usage of these routes. In the late 1990s, Dawood travelled to Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban,” it added.

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