A flat belonging to Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, was sold for Rs 1.80 crore at an auction by the Smuggling and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act.
The relatives of Haseena, who died in 2014, could not prove that the flat was purchased via legal means following which the government attached the property. Located in the A Wing of the Gordon Hall Apartment in Nagpada, the reserve price of the 600 sq foot flat was kept at Rs 1.69 crore. According to reports, the auction was held at Nariman Point’s Yashwantrao Chavan Pratisthan. The property originally belonged to Dawood Ibrahim and was taken over by his mother Amina and sister Haseena after the underworld don fled India in the late 1980s. The government sealed Dawood’s properties in 1998. Following an April 2018 Supreme Court order, authorities seized Dawood’s seven properties in Nagpada. Today’s property was the second belonging to the don that was auctioned under SAFEMA. Haseena was the seventh among 11 siblings of Dawood Ibrahim. Married to Ismail Parker, Haseena took to a life of crime after the killing of her husband by Arun Gawli gang. She ran her crime syndicate from the Golden Hall Apartment. She is survived by three children.
Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be residing in Pakistan, is wanted in India on various charges including the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts. India and the US declared him a global terrorist in 2003. FBI and Forbes listed him on number three of the list of World’s Most Wanted Fugitives in 2011.