Contradicting itself? No idea where Dawood Ibrahim is, Indian govt tells Parliament

Published: May 5, 2015
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NEW DELHI: Dawood Ibrahim, one of India’s most-wanted men for masterminding the 1993 blasts in Mumbai in which 300 people were killed, has not been located so far, the Indian government said in Parliament on Tuesday, contradicting its own firmly-held position that he is in Pakistan.

Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Chaudhury, said said Dawood is an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and a red corner notice has been issued against him.

“The United Nations Security Council has also issued a special notice against him. The subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located,” he said in reply to a written question.

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The government has maintained for some time now that Dawood is being sheltered in Pakistan. It has also handed over several files on Dawood to Pakistan, including details about his locations in Pakistan.

Chaudhury’s statement is far from what his boss, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, had said in December. “We have repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim. Let’s be patient; action will be taken soon,” Singh had said after a western intelligence agency claimed that it had recorded a telephone conversation involving Dawood and traced his location to Karachi.

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Dawood Ibrahim is at number 8 on a list of 50 most wanted terrorists that India handed over to Pakistan in 2011. India had submitted to Pakistan several dossiers giving details about his location. Then Home Minister P Chidambaram had said that India was “aware of the street on which he lives.”

The article originally appeared on NDTV

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Aiman
    May 5, 2015 - 5:38PM

    If it ain’t right blame it on thy neighbour.Recommend

  • Asfandyar
    May 5, 2015 - 6:23PM

    What’s new?
    They once claimed he is in (named one sector) karachi while every one knows islamabad has sectors since 1960sRecommend

  • Zaheer
    May 6, 2015 - 2:47AM

    The Indian government left no chance against blaming Pakistan on each and every issue without any concrete evidence same is the case with Dawood Ibrahim. The Indian govt should realize the fact that Pakistan and its people are peace loving nation and never involve in any kind of terrorism in India nor Pakistan govt shelter any criminal of the neighbouring country ie India.Recommend

  • ModiFied
    May 6, 2015 - 3:39AM

    Who knows he may have been recruited by RAW to handle some of its operations in Karachi. That might be the reason of being vague about his presence. After all Daood Ibrahim is a smuggler and can do anything for money.Recommend

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