Tuesday, February 15, 2005

MAFIA & TERROR LINKS TO GOVERMENTS?

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1411796,00.html

Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.

Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.

He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the 'D' company, a worldwide mafia.

Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people. Mirchi's name was linked to the bombings.

According to Mirchi: 'a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai. '

Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.

Dawood has been described as 'the most dangerous man in the world'. As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing. It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.

Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.

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"The UAE is regarded as the hub of the Dawood syndicate — its operations in Dubai, for instance, have been well-entrenched for over a decade."

http://www.satribune.com/archives/nov16_22_03/P1_dawood.htm

There are those in Pakistani intelligence who ... point out that not a single member of the D-Company has been nabbed in recent years in connection with any plot against the US... “There are many other big mafia gangs in Thailand, Hong Kong and South Africa. Compared to them, D-Company is nothing. Yet the US deemed it fit to portray Dawood as a terror ringleader under Pakistan’s protection merely to oblige India.”

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http://www.satribune.com/archives/apr4_10_04/P1_arun.htm

"Iqbal Seth alias Amir Sahib is living in style in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad... Yes! Iqbal Seth alias Amir Sahib is the mythical Dawood Ibrahim, the Indian Osama bin Laden, wanted desperately by New Delhi.

"Ibrahim, now Iqbal Seth, has already established links in Nepal with the help of the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, and has appointed one Sartaj Ahmed as his front man. Sartaj was allegedly seen recently with a Pakistani Embassy official near Tundi Khel in Kathmandu...

Dawood Ibrahim 'has also established criminal links in Nepal with the help of the ISI. Hence, the ISI has opened a new front against India.'

"Indian officials say Dawood Ibrahim’s contacts in ISI include Major Khaliq and Major Akbar under whose patronage he had been staying in Karachi carrying a Pakistani passport with the name of Sheikh Dawood Hasan...

"Dawood Ibrahim is a regular visitor to Nepal. He was last seen in Kathmandu in the last week of August 2003. Officials told the South Asia Tribune that during that visit, Dawood met his front man Sartaj Ahmed and leaders of some fundamentalist organizations.

"Though Dawood has restricted his international movements, his front man Sartaj is in constant touch with officials of the Pakistani Embassy. He was recently spotted near Tundi Khel playground in Kathmandu with a Pakistani diplomat...

"Dawood has big financial stakes in Nepal. He has made huge investments in a variety of business ventures, from media, private airlines, hotels, travel agencies to trans-border smuggling including that of gold.

"New Delhi is learnt to have provided documentary evidence to the Nepalese authorities on ISI’s alleged involvement in training and arming the Maoists to continue their rebellious activities against the monarchy in collaboration with the ultra Left outfits of India."

1 comment:

Rahul said...

Please dont extradite him. Our political class does not have the will to punish the guilty. We are only good at giving paper proofs instead of replying militarily but when it comes to dealing with those caught by our armed forces, we give royal treatment to terrorists at over expense.. India's future generation will only be of impotents and eunuchs. And as for Dawood is concerned it is better if Pak does'nt hand over him to India. Our Home Minister asking pakistan to hand over the list of most wanted criminals is only a big joke for media consumption to show that his ministry has job handsfull.

 
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