Dawood's surrender offer not accepted due to 'no jail, no torture' condition

Former Maharashtra CM says Ibrahim's condition of not being kept in jail was not acceptable to state government


Web Desk July 05, 2015
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar claimed on Saturday India did not accept Dawood Ibrahim’s offer to surrender owing to certain conditions.

Pawar, who was the chief minister in 1990s when the offer was made said the offer made through senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani was not acceptable to the state government.

“It is true that Ram Jethmalani had given a proposal about Dawood's willingness to return. But there was a condition that Dawood should not be kept in jail. Rather he should be allowed to remain in a house. This was not acceptable. We said he had to face the law," the 74-year-old said, according to NDTV.

Read: Dawood was in talks to return to India, reveals Chhota Shakeel

Pawar's statement comes in defense of Jethmalani's claim that when he met Ibrahim in London he was willing to return to India but the offer was rejected by then-Maharshtra chief minister, according to Zee News.

However, the senior lawyer denied Ibrahim's close aide Chhota Shakeel's claim that he had met Jethmalani to convey Ibrahim's offer. On Saturday, Shakeel claimed Ibrahim was willing to return to India but his offer was rejected.

"Dawood told me that he was not involved in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and wanted a guarantee from Indian authorities for his return that he will not be subjected to third-degree torture by the police during his detention," the lawyer added.

Read: Dawood Ibrahim shifted to Pak-Afghan border region: Indian official

Dawood Ibrahim is one of India’s most-wanted men for masterminding the 1993 blasts in Mumbai in which 300 people were killed.

COMMENTS (14)

Ram Dargad | 5 years ago | Reply @Bibi: ''Another Indian lie exposed that Dawood is in Pakistan'' How? Just because Dawood had gone to London 25 years back? Very amusing conclusion! ISI has been moving him within & outside Pakistan, on a special Pakistani Passport, as per the information gathered by India & provided to some countries with evidence. @XY: Such accusations made by Pakistan are not taken seriously by world because they lack credibility & India’s response (to ISI' use of terrorism) is within international norms. On the other hand, India’s evidence against Lakhvi (& Dawood too) lead to UN declaring them terrorists. The evidence is much more than source of weapons used.
Paki | 5 years ago | Reply @Rohit Shenoy: right, don't forget, India still gets fund donations from UK. by the way which pakistani news/tv channel you follow that gives all this info? I would like to have a look at it, coz lying is your blood line trait.
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