New Delhi: Interpol has issued red notices against gangster Iqbal Mirchi’s widow, Hajra Memon, and sons Junaid Iqbal Memon and Asif Iqbal Memon, who are believed to be living in the UK. The notices will help the UK authorities to arrest the three for India to begin their extradition process.
The notices issued by the international police organisation, which say Hajra Memon and Junaid Memon are Indian nationals while Asif Iqbal Memon is a British citizen. They fled to London from the UAE when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) launched an investigation against them for allegedly using drug money to acquire properties across the world.
The notices were issued days after a Mumbai court on Friday declared the three fugitive economic offenders and ordered the seizure of their properties in India and abroad. The declaration will help in the deportation of the three and stop their financial activities abroad.
The ED has accused the three of running a drug syndicate after Iqbal Mirchi’s death in London in 2013 and amassing properties in India and abroad.
Mirchi was alleged to be a henchman of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and allegedly involved in drug trafficking and extortion. According to the ED, Mirchi indirectly owned properties in and around Mumbai.