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July 02, 2019

US Government Tells London Extradition Trial Court That Dawood Runs D-Company From Pakistan’s City Of Karachi


[ By Bobby Anthony ]

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A United States government representative told a London court recently that India’s most wanted underworld don as well as terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and his global mafia syndicate called ‘D-Company’ are based in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi.

US government representative John Hardy QC told a Westminster magistrates’ court that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing the D-Company which is based in Karachi, on the first day of an extradition trail of Jabir Motiwala, who is accused of being Dawood’s top henchman.

According to Hardy, the head of the D-company is Dawood Ibrahim, who is an Indian Muslim, living in exile in Pakistan.

He told the court that Dawood and his brother have lived as fugitives from India since 1993 and over the past 10 years, D-Company operatives have conducted operations in the US like money laundering and extortion.

Hardy stated that an FBI investigation revealed that extortion, debt collection and money laundering which are Motiwala’s main operations, reports directly to Dawood.

Incidentally, the US government is seeking Motiwala’s extradition to the US where he faces charges of conspiracy to commit extortion, blackmail, narcotics trafficking as well as money laundering.

According to Hardy who represents the US government, Motiwala, who is contesting his extradition to the US, is a high-ranking member of the D-Company which operates in the Indian subcontinent as well as the UAE, besides other countries.

The court was told how in December 2011, in Pakistan, Motiwala introduced an FBI confidential informant to his co-conspirator, who is the main money launderer for the D-Company.

Motiwala discussed with the FBI informant, debt collection, extortion and how the D-Company uses violence to resolve business disputes, Hardy told the court.

However, Edward Fitzgerald QC who is Motiwala’s counsel told the court that evidence was obtained in Pakistan without authority, which is a breach of international law as well as sovereignty, which would mean that the resulting prosecution is an abuse of power and process.

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