New Delhi: Most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth crores in Mumbai will be taken over by the government, the Supreme Court said today, dismissing petitions by his sister Hasina Parkar and mother Amina Bi Kaskar.

The prime properties in Mumbai's Nagpada belonged to Dawood but his mother and sister, both dead, had taken possession of them.

In 1988, the government sealed the properties under a law that allows the takeover of properties of smugglers, foreign exchange manipulators and their relatives.

India's assertion that he has been sheltered by Pakistan was confirmed recently when the latest list of terror organisations and terrorists released by the UN Security Council included Dawood Ibrahim and his Karachi address.

Many of his properties including a hotel and a guest-house in south Mumbai were auctioned last year.