Monday, October 26, 2015

NSW Police, AFP let loose jihadi financier: Dawood Ibrahim interests protected to win the Muslim vote?

by Ganesh Sahathevan

 NSW Police had these matters brought   to their attention in 2008, after the Indian gangster and ISI
operative Dawood Ibrahim was implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attack:

According to well placed sources, Dawood has vast business interests in the hospitality industry in the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Australia and India. Several shopping malls in the West and Australia are also reportedly owned by the family. An airline from a Central Asian republic is also being allegedly funded by the D-company.

NSW Police and the AFP (assuming intelligence is shared) were also made aware that there was 
within at least the legal  system a startling lack of understanding as to who Dawood Ibrahim is, as evidenced by no less than the High Court Of Australia who described him as the " benevolent Muslim industrialist, Dawood Ibrahim".

Despite all this ,Dawood Ibrahim's interests in Australia seem to have been ignored, even if the AFP kept a close watch on his rival , Chota Rajan aka Ranjendra Sadashiv Nikalje(see story below).
This looks like another case of the NSW Police and AFP appeasing the Muslim community, and both sides of politics doing whatever necessary to win the Muslim vote.

Indian alleged mobster who lived in Australia, was arrested in Bali after being on the run for 20 years

  • October 26, 20156:56pm
Ranjendra Sadashiv Nikalje, who was wanted by Intertpol for year,s was arrested on Sunday as he arrived in Bali on a Garuda flight from Sydney, Australia.
  • Cindy Wockner and Komang Erviani
  • News Corp Australia Network

AN INDIAN alleged mobster’s 20 years on the run, most recently living in Australia, ended on the weekend when his plane touched down in Bali.
He was planning a 15-day stay on the holiday island. But now he is in a jail cell at Denpasar police station, nabbed as he left the plane which had flown him from Sydney to Bali.
The alleged boss of one of India’s major crime syndicates has been living quietly in Australia now for quite some time.
His charmed life, evading authorities across South East Asia for years, including a daring escape from a Bangkok hospital after he almost died, came to an end when last month he was identified living in our midst.
Australian Federal Police notified their Indian counterparts that the man using the name Kumar Mohan was in fact one of their most wanted — Ranjendra Sadashiv Nikalje also known as Chotta Rajan or Little Rajan or Nana — who is accused of involvement in more than 20 murders and a string of crimes.
Nikalje was arrested about 1.50pm Bali time on Sunday after arriving on a Garuda flight from Sydney.
Denpasar police general crime chief, Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan, said authorities in Indonesia had been told he was alleged to have masterminded 15-25 murders in India.
He said local police were now co-ordinating with police headquarters in Jakarta about the process for extradition back to India.
Living it up ... Ranjendra Sadashiv Nikalje was on the way to Bali, Indonesia.
Living it up ... Ranjendra Sadashiv Nikalje was on the way to Bali, Indonesia.Source:Supplied
Nikalje has been on the run from authorities since about 1995 and was wanted on an Interpol Red Notice. However, as a Red Notice, is not an arrest warrant under Australian law he could not be arrested in Australia. Indonesian Interpol says the Red notice was issued in July 1995.
Nikalje’s Wikipedia entry claims that he began his criminal career scalping cinema tickets and went on to become a lieutenant of another gangster, the leader of the notorious D-Company crime gang.
The pair went separate ways in 1996 and in 1988 Nikalje is said to have fled to Dubai, where he allegedly continued to operate and pull the strings of his crime syndicate.
He then turned up in Thailand where his adversaries tracked him down and attempted to kill him, succeeding in gunning down his aides. In a Bangkok hospital after the attempt on his life and as Indian police put in place moves for his extradition, he is said to have escaped after bribing hospital staff.
He reportedly now suffers diabetes and requires kidney dialysis.
An Australian Federal Police spokesman said that in September this year the AFP had confirmed that Nikalje was living in Australia under another name and advised the Indian authorities and Interpol.
On Sunday Nikalje left Australia bound for Bali.
Interpol in Canberra alerted the Indonesian authorities who arrested him, at the request of India, when the plane landed.

Dawood Ibrahim's many lives

From Deepak K Upreti
DH News Service New Delhi:

The CBI's success with Abu Salem, a one-time key operative of the infamous D-company, has brought the focus back on Dawood Ibrahim, the criminal extraordinaire and prime accused in the Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

Dawood is learnt to have literally put on a new face, thanks to plastic surgery to escape the prying eyes of the International Criminal Police Organization after Washington declared him a "global terrorist".

The US prompted the United Nations also into listing Dawood as a "global terrorist". While US order froze all assets belonging to him within the US and prohibited US nationals from transacting with him, the UN listing required that all UN member-states take similar actions. Dawood who lived in "style" in a posh locale of Karachi under the protection of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is now desperately looking for a "safer hideout" outside Pakistan.

It is believed that Dawood is now sharing his smuggling routes with Osama-bin-Laden's terrorist outfit al-Qaeda and funding attacks by Islamic extremists aimed at destabilising India.

He is known to have financed the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba, a group outlawed by the US in October 2001 and apparently banned by the Pakistani government in January 2002. The Lashkar is also suspected to be involved in the recent Delhi blasts.

Apart from the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, Dawood is wanted in several cases including for drug trafficking, contract killings, aiding and abetting terrorism and so on.

Dawood's influence in Mumbai filmdom with many top cine actors and actresses, directors and producers courting him and his henchmen is all too well known. Congress MP from Mumbai and Bollywood actor Govinda was recently in news for a video footage that caught him with the underworld criminal in Dubai.

It is estimated that Dawood and his family own assets worth Rs 1720 crore including several buildings at prime locations of Mumbai such as Colaba, Crawford Market, Bhendi Bazar, Bandra, Oshiwara and Versova. Many of these are "benami" making it difficult to confiscate them. The family also has several builders, stockbrokers and jewellers operating as fronts for it.

According to well placed sources, Dawood has vast business interests in the hospitality industry in the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Australia and India. Several shopping malls in the West and Australia are also reportedly owned by the family. An airline from a Central Asian republic is also being allegedly funded by the D-company.

Apart from Salem, another erstwhile hit man to desert the D-company is Chota Rajan. It is alleged that Rajan is now targeting Dawood in tandem with the Indian intelligence agencies.

Dawood's underworld saga appears to be "timeless" stretching many generations and is unlikely to see an end as long as his crime (business) syndicate keeps receiving political and police patronage within the country and as also from across the border in Pakistan.

Salem's "homecoming" will have no significant impact on the deadly acts of the D-empire.

Jihadist wins immigration appeal

December 8, 2004 - 1:10PM

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A man claiming to be member of an Islamic group who was arrested in India for planning a bomb attack today won a High Court case against Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone.
The High Court ruled a member of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) did not allow the man, known as Naff, procedural fairness.
It quashed the RRT's decision to refuse Naff refugee status and ordered it to redetermine his application for a review of the case.
Naff is a Muslim Tamil who said he was an active member of the Indian Union Muslim League and of a committee of the Jihad Movement.
He was president of an organisation in his village associated with a movement led by a benevolent Muslim industrialist, Dawood Ibrahim, whom he said he met in Bombay.
Naff was arrested with 30 other Muslims in India in December 1998 and accused of planning to plant bombs.
He said he was severely beaten before being released a few days later and later decided to flee India to save his life.
In March 2000, an Australian Immigration Department officer refused Naff's application for a protection visa, rejecting his claim he met Ibrahim in India and that he was involved with the Jihad Movement.
Naff applied to the RRT for review of that decision.
The RRT held a hearing into Naff's case in February 2002, with questioning revealing inconsistencies in his evidence, including the dates he was detained and the number of detentions.
At the end of the hearing, the RRT member told Naff that given the inconsistencies she would write to him asking for more information.
However, she failed to write and instead the RRT rejected his application, saying Ibrahim was regarded by Indian authorities as a gangster so he was unlikely to have travelled to India and met Naff.
The RRT also said belonging to the Jihad Movement contradicted Naff's claim of opposing violence.
The Federal Court of Australia dismissed Naff's application for orders quashing the RRT decision.
However, the High Court granted Naff special leave to appeal over the failure of the RRT member to write to him.
The court today held that with her closing remarks, the RRT member was acknowledging that the review's purposes had not been completely fulfilled.
"She was indicating that she had not yet finished receiving the presentation of arguments by the appellant which he had been invited to make," the High Court said in its judgment.
"She was saying that procedural fairness required some further steps to be taken.
"It is clear that the tribunal member was in the best position to judge whether the review process was incomplete.
"Her conduct is only consistent with the formation of a firm impression that it was."
The High Court held that depriving Naff of the opportunity to answer questions was a breach of procedural fairness and unanimously allowed his appeal.
It quashed the RRT's review decision and ordered it to redetermine the application for review.

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