MUMBAI: Previous journalist S Balakrishnan who would be bidding for one particular of the seven properties of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, today explained he has been threatened by the don’s aide Chhota Shakeel.
“I received an SMS from Shakeel. He said ‘You are having part in the auction. What took place to you? I hope you are okay’,” Balakrishnan informed PTI.
“This is their style of declaring: maintain off,” he stated.
“I am bidding on behalf of my NGO Desh Seva Samiti which operates for youngster welfare and women’s empowerment. We will run English speaking and laptop training institute at the spot. It will be named right after great patriot Ashfaqullah Khan. He ought to be the role product for children, not Dawood,” he stated.
“A male sitting down in Pakistan cannot dictate phrases to the nation,” he said.
On being questioned whether or not he experienced knowledgeable the law enforcement about the SMS threat, Balakrishnan stated he has not accomplished so however.
“The reserve value of the home is Rs one.18 crore. We have some money, we are striving to raise the balance,” he mentioned.
The residence is positioned at Pakmodia Street in South Mumbai, which is regarded as to be Dawood’s den.
The auction for the property will be held on December nine at Resort Diplomat in Colaba.
“Seven outlined houses of mobster Dawood Ibrahim are with the Competent Authority. The authority seizes the properties of accused in situations below Narcotics and Smugglers and International Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Properties) Act 1976. These qualities are then set for auction,” Balakrishnan stated.
On Thursday, the previous journalist visited Pakmodia Avenue for inspection of the residence ahead of the auction.
“It is a ground-plus-1 ground framework,” he added.