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A couple of years later, when Dawood Ibrahim heard that Bombay's reigning Gold King, Haji Mastan Mirza, had got some Pathans to beat up. Dawood Ibrahim, then his trusted lieutenant, became his chosen successor. Haji Mastan, who ruled over the dock areas and Crawford Market, was on good. Yes Movie "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai" have shown the relationship between Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim was true portrayal of real story. Popularly known as Sultan Mirza, Haji Mastan was the undisputed ‘Don’ of the underworld. The likes of modern-day gangsters – Dawood.
At an early age he went on Hajj, and thereafter came to be referred as Haji Mastan.
Mastan purchased properties at various locations in South Bombay including sea-facing bungalow at Peddar Road with his new-found wealth. He lived in a small room built on the terrace of his bungalow. Mastan ventured into film financing later in life, providing producers in Mumbai with much needed funds. He eventually turned into a film producer himself.
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He also had business interests in real estate, electronic goods and hotels. He owned several electronic shops in Musafir Khana near Crawford Market.
Mastan maintained good relations with the other gang leaders. When inter-gang rivalry in Mumbai began increasing, he called all top gang leaders together and split Mumbai between the gangs so that they could operate without coming into conflict.
Later in life, Mastan did not take a direct role in running his gang, instead he depended on lieutenants like Karim Lala and Varadarajan Mudaliar to carry out his smuggling operations and intimidate rivals and debtors.
Mastan was especially close to fellow gangster Varadarajan as they both hailed from Tamil Nadu. When Varadarajan died in Tamil Nadu, Mastan hired a private chartered plane to bring his body to Mumbai for final rites.
During the Indian Emergencyhe was imprisoned. Whilst in prison, he was influenced by the ideals of politician Jaiprakash Narayan and also began learning Hindi. The fact sheet also said that Ibrahim's syndicate is involved in large-scale shipment of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. He is also believed to have had contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden.
In the late s, Ibrahim traveled to Afghanistan under the Taliban 's protection. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilise the Indian government through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience.
Such a UN listing will require that all UN member states freeze Ibrahim's assets and impose a travel ban. Juan Zarate, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, said that they are committed to identifying and attacking financial ties between terrorism and the underworld. They were extradited from the United Arab Emiratesfrom where they had been deported.
When underworld spilt blood on Mumbai streets
May Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the March bombings in Bombay. Ibrahim is currently on India's "Most Wanted List". As per Jethmalani, their refusal to allow Dawood's return was due to their fears that he would expose their secrets.
Indian sources add that " Inter-Services Intelligence appeared extremely wary of the new Indo-US cooperation to fight terrorism.