TELEGRAPH UK NEWS June 1st, 2011. After a tax investigation exposed the alleged car smuggling operation, nervous members of the super-rich have scrambled to avoid arrest by abandoning cars, including Bentleys and Aston Martins on the streets of New Delhi.
More than 40 cars are now impounded in a government car park. Models parked in the lot include Porsche Panameras, sold in India for £250,000, a Bentley Continental Supersport, costing £350,000, several Aston Martin Rapides, with a price tag of £290,000 and a Maserati, costing £170,000.
Until detectives closed in on the alleged smuggling network – which centred on a luxury car dealer and a North Korean and Vietnamese diplomat – they were 'owned' by top Bollywood film stars, and a couple of Indian international cricket players (Crime Kingpin Dawood Ibrahim's Playground).
The Pakistan cricket scandal has been linked to Dawood Ibrahim. On 30 August 2010, Dileep Premachandran at the guardian.co.uk, wrote about the Pakistan cricket scandal: kidnapping and violence enforce gambling scams:According to officials from India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the alleged scheme to cheat its tax authority out of millions of pounds centres on a British-Indian car dealer in Britain who is accused of arranging shipments to India where demand for luxury cars is insatiable. In some Indian cities businessmen have formed groups to bulk buy Mercedes cars direct from the manufacturer because they are too far from an official dealer.
"The links between cricket and the underworld go back a long way. "Before his involvement in the Mumbai bombings of 1993 Dawood Ibrahim, the most influential and dangerous figure in Mumbai's underworld, was a regular at cricket matches in Sharjah. "Both cricketers and Bollywood movie stars enjoyed his hospitality ... his daughter married the son of Javed Miandad, Pakistan's greatest batsman, in 2005...."
A New Delhi-based car dealer, named as Sumit Walia, was arrested earlier this month and charged with importing luxury cars on forged invoices. Detectives claim he has defrauded the customs authorities by passing off new cars as second-hand to save 40 per cent on import duties. They suspect some of the cars may have been stolen in Britain, France, Singapore and Japan before being imported to India.
INDIAN MUSLIM MAFIA DON, DAWOOD IBRAHIM, STILL RUNS THE SHOW IN BOLLYWOOD, HEROIN TRADE AND THE STOLEN CAR RACKET IN DUBAI UAE, BY BILL WARNER PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR.
INDIAN MUSLIM MAFIA DON, Dawood Ibrahim DOB 12/31/1955, also known as Dawood Ebrahim, and Sheikh Dawood Hassan, birth name Sheikh Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, is the head of the organized crime syndicate D-Company in Mumbai, hiding out in Karachi PK and still running Ballywood, heroin trade and the stolen car racket in Dubai UAE, he links to the Albanian Muslim Mafia drug and car racket.
In 2003, the United States Government declared Dawood Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist” and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations after significant diplomatic lobbying by the government of India.
Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, was jailed for six years for possessing illegal firearms given to him by gangsters involved in a series of bomb attacks in Bombay in 1993 (Dawood Ibrahim). Dawood Ibrahim also prospered enough to gain a grip over the city’s prolific film industry, Bollywood. Ibrahim allegedly began financing a number of films and got some of the industry’s leading actors to star in them. “They wouldn’t dare refuse an invitation (from Ibrahim),” (right out of the “Godfather” movie) a friend of the gangster was reported as saying.
His Bollywood connections came out in the open when he was seen on television sitting with a number of leading stars and watching international cricket matches in the Gulf city of Sharjah UAE right next to Dubai the stolen car capital of the world.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl www.wbipi.com