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Militant Dawood's ancestral house is in Khed taluka of Ratnagiri. – File photo
6 properties of most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in Maharashtra were auctioned under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act (SAFEMA) on Tuesday. 22 lakh 79 thousand 600 rupees were found in the auction. The auction was conducted through video conferencing due to Kovid. Under Section 68F of SAFEMA action can be taken against the properties of wanted offenders and their family members and relatives.
2 lawyers from Delhi bought Dawood's property
Delhi's lawyer Ajay Srivastava bought 2 properties of Dawood and lawyer Bhupendra Bhardwaj. Dawood's property number 4, 5, 7 and 8 is taken by Bhupendra Kumar Bhardwaj, while property number 6 and 9 are taken by lawyer Ajay Srivastava. The number 10 property was not put into auction due to technical reasons. There was some dispute over the marking of this property.
Total 17 properties auctioned
A total of 17 properties were auctioned on Tuesday under SAFEMA. According to Investigating Officer Munaf Syed, Dawood had a total of 13 properties in the Khed of Ratnagiri, of which 6 have been auctioned. The value of these properties was estimated at around 80 lakhs. Dawood's ancestral mansion in Ratnagiri was sold for only 11 lakh 2 thousand.
The properties auctioned included a piece of land in Mumbake village in Khed taluka. A bid of 1.38 lakh was made for this. Apart from this, a land and a two-storey bungalow built on it are also auctioned. For this, a base price of five lakh rupees was kept. A land taken in the name of a petrol pump has also been auctioned.
No property of Iqbal Mirchi was sold.
Iqbal Mirchi's Juhu bungalow could not be auctioned this time too. The bidder pulled out, citing a high price. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached 7 properties belonging to the family members of Dawood's aide Iqbal Mirchi last month. These include a cinema hall, a hotel, an under construction hotel, two bungalows and 3.5 acres of land in Panchgani. The value of the seized assets is said to be more than Rs 22 crore.
Dawood's 3 properties were auctioned 2 years ago.
In 2018, Dawood's Raunak Afroz Hotel, Dambar Wala Building and Shabnam Guest House in Nagpada were auctioned. Dawood's sister Hasina Parkar's flat was also auctioned thereafter.