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India's most wanted Dawood Ibrahim: Second richest criminal ever, says Forbes

Reports say about two of his properties are in Australia, three in Dubai which include a hotel and a shopping complex, three properties in Cyprus, and one in Turkey. Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 13, 2017, 07.57 AM (IST)

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, 61, prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case has been declared as the "second richest criminal ever" after Columbia's dreaded drug lord Pablo Escobar by Forbes.

According to popular UK tabloid Mirror, the gangster owns several posh properties in the UK which account for $6.7 billion. 

Also, other media sources have revealed that Dawood owns a big garage in St John Wood Road London where he undertakes several of his illegal activities. Besides this, the gangster also owns many other hotels and residential property in the UK. 

Reports say about two of his properties are in Australia, three in Dubai which include a hotel and a shopping complex, three properties in Cyprus, and one in Turkey. 

In fact, India's intelligence had kept an eye over Dawood's property allegedly sold in Worli, Mumbai for over one thousand crores in 2010. The agencies claim that the entire money was diverted to Dubai, UK, Cyprus, Turkey, Australia, and Sharjah through hawala(illegal money transfer) channels which Dawood and his close associates have used to buy properties. 

Dawood's illegal crime network allegedly flourishes in over 16 countries across five continents. 

According to Indian authorities, the gangster is also closely associated with al Qaida.

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