20 September, 2020

Pawar's Time Of Reckoning

Secret papers allege that the Maharashtra politician had links with hawala agents close to Dawood

Pawar's Time Of Reckoning
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The Nexus
After the 1993 Bombay blasts, the Home Ministry collected considerable information on the links between Congress politicians and the underworld. The details of this investigation were submitted to the Vohra Committee. Excerpts:

Underworld Operator Political/Bureaucratic Patronage

Maharashtra

  • Dawood Ibrahim : Sharad Pawar, Salim Zakaria, Javed Khan (both ex-ministers close to Pawar)
  • Mohammed Dosa : Madan Baffna (ex-minister)
  • P. Raj Koli : Arun Mehta (former home minister)
  • Haji Ahmed : D.V. Patil, Javed
  • Khan Khan Brothers : Arun Mehta, Salim Zakaria (ex-ministers)
  • Tiger Memon: Javed Khan

Gujarat

  • Abdul Latif : Chimanbhai Patel (ex-chief minister)
  • Rati Lal Deva Navik : Cadir Peerjada ( PCC vice-president),
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