NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.K.135.03. DAWOOD IBRAHIM KASKAR
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 7 October 2011
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar was listed on 3 November 2003 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Usama bin Laden, Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and the Taliban.
Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar has used his position as one of the most prominent criminals of the Indian underworld for most of the past two decades to support Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and related groups. In particular, his criminal syndicate has been involved in large-scale shipments of narcotics, and has shared its smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa with Usama bin Laden (deceased) and his terrorist network. A financial arrangement was brokered to facilitate their usage of these routes. In the late 1990s, Kaskar traveled to Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban.
Information from 2002 indicates that Kaskar had financially supported Al-Qaida-related groups such as Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) (QE.L.118.05). For example, this information indicates that he had been helping finance attacks in Gujarat, India, by LeT.
Kaskar is also wanted in India in connection with the 12 March 1993 Bombay Exchange bombings, which killed over 250 people and injured over one thousand more.
Kaskar, his criminal band known as “D” company and other associates continue to engage in criminal activity in India. This includes conspiracy to kill political leaders.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Arif Qasmani (QI.Q.271.09), listed on 29 June 2009