CBI hands over documents to UK police to freeze Dawood aide's accoun

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New Delhi, Sep 4 (UNI) Moving forward towards mutual cooperation against terror financing and money laundering, India has handed over vital documents related to a Dawood aide to sleuths of the Scotland Yard to freeze his accounts in the UK.

The UK police had sought CBI's help in blocking two accounts containing 4.3 million pounds of Dawood's aide Salim Mohammad Ghaus Sheikh, according to the CBI.

The papers were sought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency of the UK to proceed against the owner of Golden Box Trading Company, Dubai, Salim Mohammad Ghaus Sheikh, who was running the company as a front for Dawood's crime syndicate.

Sheikh being involved in the gutkha racket that included two Indian industrialists -- R M Dhariwal and J M Joshi -- as accused and were being investigated by the CBI, the UK sleuths wanted documents on him to freeze his assets in the United Kingdom.

The documents were necessary to proceed civil proceedings against Sheikh in UK High Court to confiscate financial assets, amounting to nearly 4.3 million pounds, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.


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