MUMBAI: Previous journalist S Balakrishnan who would be bidding for 1 of the 7 houses of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, nowadays mentioned he has been threatened by the don’s aide Chhota Shakeel.
“I obtained an SMS from Shakeel. He said ‘You are using part in the auction. What happened to you? I hope you are okay’,” Balakrishnan informed PTI.
“This is their type of expressing: preserve off,” he said.
“I am bidding on behalf of my NGO Desh Seva Samiti which performs for kid welfare and women’s empowerment. We will run English talking and computer instruction institute at the place. It will be named after excellent patriot Ashfaqullah Khan. He need to be the role design for children, not Dawood,” he explained.
“A man sitting down in Pakistan are not able to dictate terms to the region,” he stated.
On becoming requested whether or not he experienced informed the police about the SMS threat, Balakrishnan explained he has not completed so however.
“The reserve cost of the home is Rs one.eighteen crore. We have some cash, we are trying to elevate the harmony,” he mentioned.
The house is positioned at Pakmodia Street in South Mumbai, which is regarded to be Dawood’s den.
The auction for the residence will be held on December nine at Lodge Diplomat in Colaba.
“7 outlined houses of mobster Dawood Ibrahim are with the Capable Authority. The authority seizes the qualities of accused in circumstances beneath Narcotics and Smugglers and Overseas Trade Manipulators (Forfeiture of Houses) Act 1976. These homes are then put for auction,” Balakrishnan mentioned.
On Thursday, the former journalist frequented Pakmodia Street for inspection of the house just before the auction.
“It is a ground-in addition-1 flooring construction,” he included.