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Dawood's shopping complex to be demolished tomorrow

July 28, 2006 16:11 IST

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is all set to demolish seven illegal structures which form the Sara-Sahara shopping complex allegedly constructed by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in downtown Mumbai on Saturday.

The demolition would be carried out after police provides security cover to civic officials, BMC officials said.

A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court, which is seized of the matter, has approved the demolition while rejecting the plea made by one of the accused seeking a stay on the demolition of the shopping complex on the ground that the structures are vital piece of evidence and the trial is in progress.

Dawood's brother Iqbal, who was extradited from Dubai, is also facing the trial.

The complex stands on a plot of land owned by Central Public Works Department and was illegally built in connivance with municipal officials, according to police.

The Bombay High Court had earlier upheld the order of a lower court allowing demolition of complex allegedly.

The tenants of the complex filed an appeal in the Supreme Court which upheld the High Court order.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: A step in the right direction

I think each and every structure and business who has ever dealt with Dawood Ibrahim or his associates since 1993 should be torn down. The ...

Posted by Aditya

Sub: Dawood

When will we hear the news of Dawood being demolished. But good to know that we are showing SOME desire.Lets wait and see how the ...

Posted by partha biswas

Sub: Dawood's complex to be razed

How many of these greedy, corrupt, criminal municipal corporation's officers who are guilty of complicity and collusion in these illegal constructions have been jailed or ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: The peaceloving people of Bharat Varsh expect much more.

They want Bharat Sarkar to demolish Dawood himself.

Posted by chanakya



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