Underworld Don an infamous terrorist Dawood Ibrahim on Monday, got looted of Rs 40 crore by his henchman, Khalique Ahmad. If intelligence reports are to be believed it was planned that Ahmad would pick up Rs 45 crore from a “White-Collar” of Delhi. Ahmad was sent Rs 40 crore through hawala channels and keep the rest as the price for the transfer. However, the RS 40 crore is also reported to have disappeared, along with Khalique Ahmad.
Indian intelligence agencies came to learn about the hawala transactions by tapping into the conversations between Dawood’s henchman in Pakistan, Jabir Moti and Khalique Ahmad, Who shuttled between India and Sharjah. The intercepts reveal Moti informing Khalique of Razzak Bhai (Dawood’s henchman) raising the issue of wrongful appropriation in the transactions. It was also revealed that Khalique used Dawood’s name to dupe the money. This is said to have dented the don’s reputation. Half the amount was supposed to be sent to the Panama bank, while the other half was to be invested in Dawood’s businesses abroad. In the tapped conversations, it was revealed that Khalique initially had tried to explain his actions using confusion as an excuse. But after a while of tiresome interrogations, he disappeared after admitting that he had indeed conned Dawood. The conversations also confirmed that apart from dealing in arms and ammunition, narcotics and terrorism, Dawood also ran a black money racket in India.
Other reports have also come out suggesting it was the Indian government who seized Dawood’s money. The Indian government is said to have been tracking his businesses in numerous countries and was the mastermind behind the whole scheme. If intelligence reports are to be believed, it was not Khalique or any of his other henchmen that looted him of cores, but the Government of India, which seized several of his transactions in the UAE, Canada, UK, and Australia.