BJP lauds PM Narendra Modi on Twitter, claims Dawood's properties seized after diplomatic masterstroke

The BJP has quoted several media reports that the United Arab Emirates' government has seized wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth Rs 15,000 crore, according to a report in NDTV. The party praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its Twitter account, calling the move a 'masterstroke of diplomacy'.

In an image, accompanying the tweet, the party said that the reported action was taken after the prime minister handed over a list of Dawood's properties during a 2015 visit to the United Arab Emirates and demanded that the authorities act against Dawood, Hindustan Times reported.

The tweet, put up on the BJP Twitter account, claimed this was the biggest ever crackdown on the Mumbai serial blasts mastermind and that efforts were on to bring Dawood back to India to face justice.

Dawood, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, has been accused of financing Al-Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Taiba. He is also facing multiple charges of money laundering and extortion.

Updated Date: Jan 05, 2017 12:48:49 IST