The company is also being run by Dawood’s nephew and wanted accused Abdul Hamid Antulay.
Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Friday granted bail to Jagdishprasad Mohanlal Joshi, the owner of Goa gutka and Rasiklal Manikchand Dhariwal of Manikchand gutka.
The bail was granted pertaining to a case where the two had been charged for allegedly helping underworld don Dawood Ibrahim set up a gutkha manufacturing unit in Karachi, Pakistan. Special judge S. M. Bhosale, while granting bail to both the accused, said that Joshi and Dhariwal have been granted bail on executing personal bond of `1,00,000 each and were also directed to furnish surety of the same amount.
The prosecution’s case against the duo was that they have direct contact with head of organised crime syndicate i.e. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.
It is also alleged by the CBI that both of them had actual meeting with absconding accused persons, including Dawood in Pakistan. It was further alleged that Joshi had invested crores of rupees for pecuniary gain and had assisted and established a gutkha manufacturing unit at the instance of Anees Ibrahim brother of Dawood in Karachi.
According to CBI, Dhariwal allegedly had direct dealings and business transactions with a Dubai-based company, which is headed by Dawood. The company is also being run by Dawood’s nephew and wanted accused Abdul Hamid Antulay.
Names of both the accused first cropped up in the confessional statement by Anees Ibrahim’s aide Jamiruddin Ansari alias Jumbo. According to the chargesheet the duo approached Dawood to get their financial dispute settled.