Jabir Moti, the key aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was detained in London by security agencies.
According to media reports, Moti is a Pakistani national who used to be in charge of Ibrahim’s finances.
London police had reportedly arrested Moti on Friday from Hilton hotel and he was produced before a court on Sunday.
In what is clearly a major achievement for the London police, Jabir was detained after meticulous work by the London police to establish financial links between Jabir Moti and Dawood, his wife and other close members of his family in Karachi and Dubai.
It is not clear on what charges Moti is currently being held.
It is learnt that 48-year-old Moti holds a 10-year UK visa and is a permanent resident of Hungary. Of late, Jabir was also looking for dual nationality status in Barbados and Antigua and Dominican Republic.
He shares common financial interest with Dawood’s wife Mahajabeen, his son Moeen Nawaz and his daughters Mahrookh, Mehreen and his sons-in-law, Junaid (son of former Pak Cricketer Javed Miandad) and Aungazeb. Dawood’s youngest daughter Mazia is unmarried.
Jabir is involved in investment in Dawood’s businesses which spans across Pakistan and areas covering the Middle East, the UK and Europe, Africa and countries of South East Asia.
Sources reveal that Dawood’s earnings from these businesses and other unlawful activities like illegal arms business, narcotics trade, extortion rackets and real estate business are used for financing terrorists to carry out anti-India operations.
Jabir is playing a key role in actively exploring the option of movement of Dawood Ibrahim’s family to the UK. He himself owns property in the residential compound owned by Dawood’s family in Karachi.
Dawood is a Specially Designated International Terrorist (SDGT), who have masterminded the March 1993 bombings in Mumbai, killings some 250 people. He is wanted on the charges of murder, extortion, targeted killing, drug trafficking, terrorism and various other cases.
The detention of Jabir Moti is expected to yield vital information on the activities of the D Company members in the UK hitherto kept under wraps, and the imminent danger the ‘D Company’ poses to the UK, in particular and Europe in General.
(With agency inputs)