New Delhi, Aug 19: In a major boost for the Indian security agencies, a top aide of fugitive underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim has been arrested in London. The London police arrested Jabir Moti from the Hilton Hotel.
Moti is a key figure in the Dawood syndicate and managed his investments in UAE and UK. He was also instrumental in moving dirty money of the syndicate and the agencies suspect that the same was used to fund a series of nefarious activities, including terrorism.
India had on the basis of its investigations made two requests to the UK to arrest Moti, who has been on the radar for long.
The arrest was made in the nick of time as Moti was planning to move out of the UK. He holds a ten year visa in the UK and was planning on moving to Antigua as the heat on him had risen.
The arrest, Indian agencies say is important since his interrogation would help unearth the financial empire of the D-syndicate. Moti was privy to most of the financial operations of the Dawood Ibrahim gang.