Dawood Ibrahim assets in India to be auctioned by Government

NEW DELHI: An eatery once owned by dreaded Underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim in South Mumbai, his green sedan and tenancy rights to a property in suburban Matunga went under the hammer on Wednesday, with a former journalist emerging as the top bidder at Rs 4.28 crore for the food joint notwithstanding a threat from the don's aide Chhota Shakeel. Four other properties owned by the don outside Maharashtra were also auctioned. However, details of these assets and their bidders are not known. Journalist-turned-activist S Balakrishnan, who runs NGO Desh Sewa Samiti, plans to start a computer education centre for poor children on the premises of the property. Balakrishnan pipped Durhani Trust of Bohra community in an aggressive bidding that lasted for over one hour at Hotel Diplomat in South Mumbai. Interestingly, Hindu Mahasabha won the bid at Rs 3.32 lakh to purchase Ibrahim's Hyundai Accent, which was priced at measly Rs 15,700. This green sedan has been parked at a government society in Ghatkopar for the past four years and is in bad shape with burst tyres and shattered windshield.(First Post)