Tuesday, June 6, 2023



Top politicians’ names emerge in D-company deals, ED probes links

- Advertisement -

Mumbai, Oct 12, 2019-

Amid Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) crackdown on the aides of drug kingpin Iqbal Mirchi, a leading member of D-company, can set off trouble for big political guns, including a former Civil Aviation Minister.

The ED officials are questioning two aides of Mirchi on their links with politicians and builders, who were allegedly involved in transaction of prime properties reportedly belonging to D-company.

According to a senior ED official, Mirchi’s aides Haroun Yusuf and Ranjit Singh Bindra were involved in the sale of three prime properties, allegedly owned by Mirchi, who died in 2013. These buildings are Rabia Mansion, Mariam Lodge and Sea View — all located in the posh Worli area, here.

According to initial investigations, in the mid-1980s the properties were purchased by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim using a trust as a front. Later, the trust transferred the properties to Mirchi, who had shifted his base to the UK.

According to ED sources, Bindra, a millionaire property dealer, is known for his links in the political and corporate circles. While Bindra approached the high and mighty, it was Yusuf who facilitated money transactions — mainly through hawala.

Yusuf was backed by D-company to take over as chairman of the Sir Mohd Yusuf Trust, the actual owner of buildings as shown in the registry documents. The deals were carried in layers to camouflage Mirchi’s ownership.

As per the ED findings, the properties were purchased through the Dawood-Mirchi group’s crime proceeds.

The properties were transferred in an illegal manner to Mirchi in early 1990s, sources said. During the Mumbai serial blast probe, these properties were identified with D-company and were attached.

However, in 2005, the court quashed the order on the grounds that actual owner of the properties was neither Mirchi or Dawood, but the Sir Mohd Yusuf Trust. After a few years, when the dust settled over the ownership controversy, Mirchi nominated one Humayun as attorney to negotiate the deal with builders.

Subsequently, the buildings were sold to different realty firms and builders who later sold them to another company, which was backed by a top politician.

Sources in ED said, names of politicians, corporate honchos and a former Civil Aviation Minister had surfaced in connection with the case. However, their direct involvement in the deal couldn’t be corroborated, at the moment.

According to investigations, most deals were done by 2010 when Mirchi was alive. The three buildings were sold for around Rs 225 crore. Of this, only Rs 60 crore was paid to Humayun, Mirchi’s attorney, and the rest was sent to Dubai through hawala channels.

Sources said Mirchi bought a five-star hotel in Dubai of the proceeds. After gathering more evidence, the ED is contemplating to attach the property under new laws.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions


Stay Connected



Disha Patani spends two days with elephants to highlight their plight

Agra June 5, 2023- Popular actor Disha Patani spent two days at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC) in Mathura and...

YouTube accounts of Tanmay Bhat, Aishwarya Mohanraj, Abdu Rozik under cyberattack

Mumbai, June 5, 2023- The accounts of popular YouTubers Tanmay Bhat, Aishwarya Mohanraj and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Abdu Rozik have come under cyberattack. Tanmay,...

Shakuni Mama from ‘Mahabharat’ Sarabjeet Singh Paintal passes away at 78

Mumbai, June 5, 2023- Veteran actor and film-maker Sarabjeet Singh alias 'Gufi' Paintal - the elder brother of the noted comedian Kanwarjit Singh Paintal...

Shahid says he only had ‘two spoons, one plate’ when wife Mira moved in with him

Mumbai, June 4, 2023- Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Bloody Daddy', has revealed he...

Dua Lipa slams UK Government’s ‘small-minded’ language towards Albanians

Los Angeles, June 4, 2023- Singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has been "hurt" by the UK Government's rhetoric towards Albanian migrants. The 'Levitating' hitmaker was born in...

Abdu Rozik to join Shiv Thakare in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 13’ adventure

Mumbai, June 3, 2023- Former 'Bigg Boss 16' contestant Abdu Rozik will be joining his best friend Shiv Thakare in the adventures of the...

Padma Lakshmi to hang up her apron as ‘Top Chef’ host after 20 seasons

Los Angeles, June 2, 2023- Indian-born American TV show host and writer Padma Lakshmi is exiting 'Top Chef', the reality food show she has...

Romantic track ‘Teri Meri Jodi’ by Manisha Sharma and D Naveen out now on VYRL Haryanvi

Chandigarh, June 3, 2023 (Yes Punjab News) VYRL Haryanvi presents "Teri Meri Jodi" by Manisha Sharma and D Naveen, a romantic number that celebrates the...




Unveiling India’s Struggle: Addressing Violence Against Women and Challenging Stereotypes – by Deepika Bhan

Almost 15 years ago, in a residential society in Noida in the National Capital Region, a Class VIII boy invited seven-eight girls, all up...

Combating Violence Against Women in India: A Call for Non-Political Action and Social Reform – by DC Pathak

The recent case of the brutal killing of a young girl in public by a 'jilted' boyfriend in Delhi who stabbed her with a...

Changing Dynamics of Political Communication in India: Role of TV Anchors, Spokespersons, and Social Media – by Amit Khanna

The dictionary defines a rabble rouser as "a person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically...


Health & Fitness

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!