Dawood Ibrahim’s right-hand man Jabir Moti has been arrested in London. Moti, who was managing Dawood’s investments in the UK, UAE and other countries, was arrested by officials of the Charring Cross Police Station in London.
Dawood is a Specially Designated International Terrorist (SDGT) and his complicity in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts has been well-documented. The present round of detention of Jabir Moti in the UK for questioning is expected to yield vital information on the activities of the D Company members in the UK.
Moti also shares common financial interests with Dawood’s wife Mahajabeen, his son Moeen Nawaz and daughters Mahrookh, Mehreen and sons-in-law, Junaid (son of former Pak Cricketer Javed Miandad) and Aungazeb.
The investigators are expected to question him on his association with Dawood, his family members and his henchmen.
India had made requests for Moti’s arrest earlier. He is allegedly involved in drug smuggling, extortion and other criminal activities.
Moti, a Pakistani national, is very close to Dawood and his wife Mahajabeen, who are presently lodged in the upmarket Clifton locality in Pakistan. According to sources, Moti is also involved in Dawood’s investments spanning across the Middle East, UK, Europe, Africa, countries of the South East Asia and Pakistan. Sources say, most of the returns on Dawood’s investment are used to fund Pakistan-based terrorist groups. Moti also looks after Dawood’s other interests like narcotics trade, illegal arms movement, printing of fake Indian currency, extortion rackets and the real estate business.
Moti has also played a key role in actively exploring options of moving Dawood Ibrahim’s family to the UK. Known to be a vital cog in the Dawood family, Moti also owns some property in the residential compound owned by Dawood’s family in Karachi.
Of late, Moti was also looking for dual nationality status in Barabudur and Antigua and the Dominican Republic and a permanent resident status in Hungary. Jabir Moti also holds a ten-year visa in the UK.