LONDON: Jabir Motiwala, an Indian-origin accomplice of India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim, has been arrested in London and will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on Tuesday.
Jabir Siddiq, alias Jabir Motiwalawas, arrested by Metropolitan police’s extradition unit on Friday. The Met police said Motiwala, 51, was arrested in relation to an allegation of conspiracy to commit blackmail, import Class A drugs and money laundering in US after a warrant had been issued by Westminster magistrates’ court. This followed a request to extradite him by US governm ent .
“Motiwala appeared in custody at Westminster magistrates’ court on August 17. He will now appear in custody at the same court on Tuesday,” police said. A spokesman for Westminster magistrates’ court told TOI that the Tuesday hearing will be a review of the bail position as Motiwala was still in custody as there was not enough information at court on Friday to hear a bail application.