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Push to put Dawood’s Khed assets on block

MUMBAI: Barely two weeks after underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar's flat was once auctioned for Rs 1.eight crore here, the anti-smuggling company desires to put the remainder 14 homes in the name of Haseena and her mom of their local the town, Mumbke, a village in Khed, Ratnagiri, on the block.

The homes include a ground-plus-two-storey bungalow the place Dawood was once a common customer and a plot allotted for a petrol pump (in the name of Haseena). The government underneath the Smuggling and Foreign Exchange Manipulator's Act (Safema) have written to the district valuation officer (DVO) in Pune to evaluate the cost of the 14 homes. All the homes registered in the name of Dawood's circle of relatives are said to had been purchased with proceeds of crimes .

While two homes in Khed are registered underneath Haseena's name, the remainder are in the name of Dawood's mom Amina Bi. Dawood and his siblings, who stayed in Mumbai's Pakmodia Street, used to seek advice from the bungalow, built in the mid-80s, continuously. It has been mendacity vacant since 1993, when most of the Dawood members of the family fled India after the serial blasts killed 257 in the town.

Safema assets said they would like the public sale this 12 months and feature sped up the method. After evaluation, an in depth report shall be despatched to them. "We still don't know the total value of these properties," said an officer. After the homes had been confiscated underneath Safema, show motive notices had been issued and the Dawood circle of relatives challenged the confiscation the entire method up to the Supreme Court, however lost the cases.

"The Dawood family could not prove before the courts that the money used to buy these properties were earned through legal means," said an officer.

The government welcomed the participation of a number of bidders for the Dawood homes. "Earlier, people were scared. Now they are coming forward and it's a positive sign that the fear factor is vanishing," said a source.

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