officers were in New Delhi
05.05.07.MUMBAI: A private news channel claimed on Saturday evening that two Scotland Yard officers were in New Delhi to probe fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim’s links with gutka barons Rasiklal Dhariwal and J M Joshi. Dhariwal told the channel that he had ended all interaction with ‘Golden Box’ company once he learnt that Dawood was involved in it, while Joshi alleged that Dhariwal continued to maintain his contacts with Dawood.
The case against the former business partners has been pending before an MCOCA court, with the inquiry having been handed over to the CBI. The case relates to the export of gutka-making machinery to Pakistan via Dubai, allegedly, at the behest of Dawood to aid his brother Anees in setting up a gutka company.
The CBI chargesheeted Anees and three other accused—Zamiruddin Ansari alias Jumbo, Rajesh Panchariya alias Raju Bhai and Farooq Mohammed Ahmed Mansoori. While Anees and Farooq are absconding, the other two had disclosed their alleged involvement after their arrest.
Jumbo and Panchariya had allegedly revealed that they were “pressured’’ by the two gutka manufacturers to send the pouch manufacturing machinery to Pakistan to help Dawood.
Based on their statements, the CBI had summoned Joshi and Dhariwal to appear for questioning.
Initially the case was registered
and investigated by the Mumbai police. It was, however, later transferred
to the CBI at the request of the Maharashtra government. The CBI had subsequently
registered a case on February 9, 2005 to inquire into the nexus between
the gutka manufacturers and the underworld.
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