Pakistani home ministry sources said that the real name of Jabir Motiwala is Jabir Siddiq. He is released after serving 32 months in Britain’s High Security prison, Wandsworth.
Zabir Motiwala released from London jail
The accused in the Mumbai bomb blasts and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s chief finance manager and drug operator Jabir Motiwala has reached Pakistan. Actually, the US has withdrawn Motiwala’s request for extradition. He was facing a case of involvement in drug cases and money laundering. In this way, after the American decision, Motiwala has been released from the jail in London. The United States had earlier demanded his extradition from Britain.
Sources in the Pakistani home ministry said that Jabir Motiwala’s real name is Jabir Siddiq. He is released after serving 32 months in Britain’s High Security prison Wandsworth. The US demanded his extradition. But last week, the US dropped all the charges filed against Motiwala. After this, Motiwala was released from a London jail. Usually this is not done on behalf of America. Extradition demands are withdrawn in very rare cases.
Dawood’s henchman Motiwala arrested in 2018
Zabir Motiwala challenged his extradition to the High Court during his stay in London. But he was still waiting for the decision that the US decided to withdraw the extradition request. Earlier, in the request made for extradition of Motiwala from Britain, the US said that Motiwala was a henchman of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and he used to report directly to him. In the year 2018, Motiwala was arrested by the Extradition Unit of Scotland Yard. He was lodged in Wandsworth Prison in south-west London since his arrest.
Who is Zabir Motiwala?
Zabir Motiwala is a Pakistani citizen who hails from Karachi. Motiwala has a 10-year visa to stay in the UK. Apart from this, he is also a local resident of Hungary. At the same time, he is also a citizen of Antigua and the Dominican Republic. Motiwala is also a top member of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company. He also travels around the world and meets for Dawood. In 2009, an FBI investigation found Motiwala as a major money launder for the D-Company.
In 2016, Indian intelligence agencies detected a call between another alleged aide of Dawood, Khalik Ahmed and Motiwala. It was said in this call that Khalik had embezzled Dawood’s 40 crore rupees. Motiwala’s lawyers had said in the London High Court during extradition that his client is a Karachi based businessman and his father had set up the 1951 Karachi Stock Exchange.
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