In a major crackdown on gangster Iqbal Mirchi's assets, the Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached seven immovable properties & balances in seven bank accounts totalling to Rs 22.42 crore of the gangster's kin under section 5 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

The properties attached by the ED include a cinema hall and a hotel in Mumbai, an under-construction hotel in Mumbai, a farmhouse, two bungalows and 3.5 acre land in Panchgani and bank accounts worth Rs 22.42 crore.

The ED action comes a month after the agency attached 15 Dubai-based properties worth Rs 203 crore in connection with a money-laundering case against the drug dealer who died in the United Kingdom in 2013, and others. The agency had also attached properties valued Rs 573 crore last December.

Mirchi, who died in 2013 in London, was alleged to be the right-hand man of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in drug trafficking and extortion crimes.

"He (Mirchi) was an international drugs dealer and smuggler who had amassed huge wealth and acquired various immovable properties and businesses across the globe," the ED had said earlier.

The agency alleged Mirchi 'indirectly owned various properties in and around Mumbai'.