UAE Envoy confirms : No raids on Dawood’s properties

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UAE Ambassador Ahmed Al Banna (PTI image)

Few weeks ago on 4th January social media was abuzz by the news of Dawood’s property being raided and seized by UAE government, many BJP supporters claimed it was due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diplomacy that UAE government has taken such bold steps.

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Several news media fall to this unverified hoax which was started by Zee News article, Irony of India was the only one who successfully exposed this fake propaganda on the same day. Right after our expose many other news media started investigating and found it was just a hoax.

Now UAE Envoy has confirmed that there was no such raids taken place in recent times.

There is “no information” about raids on Dawood Ibrahim’s properties in the UAE, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said, dismissing reports, quoted widely, about operations by UAE officials on ₹15,000 crore worth of assets belonging to the underworld don and 1993 Mumbai blasts case fugitive.

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“I heard about the reports, but with all respect to the media (that reported the story), I have no information about such raids taking place,” Ambassador Ahmed Al Banna told The Hindu weeks after the reports were hailed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a “major diplomatic success” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had “demanded action” against Dawood Ibrahim, during his visit to Abu Dhabi in 2015.

Although the claim from the ruling party was not endorsed by the government, the BJP’s official Twitter handle has not deleted its post of January 4 that referred to the alleged raids as a result of the Prime Minister’s “masterstroke diplomacy”.


When asked if the UAE would join India and Afghanistan in raising the issue of safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, however, the Ambassador signalled caution.

 

Sources The Hindu

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