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New Delhi(PTI/IANS/ANI): A western intelligence agency had revealed that it had taped a conversation between Dawood and a real estate agent of Dubai, which proves that the underworld don is based in Karachi.Security expert Qamar Agha on Saturday urged the international community to ‘mount pressure’ on Pakistan to arrest Dawood Ibrahim and hand him over to India.
“It is high time that Pakistan arrests him and hands over to India. There is a need for the international community to mount pressure on Pakistan to arrest him,” Agha told ANI.
Earlier this week, a western intelligence agency had revealed that it had taped a conversation between Dawood and a real estate agent of Dubai, which proves that the underworld don is based in Karachi.
Agha further said that Dawood was wanted both by India and the United States.
“Dawood has committed many crimes here in Mumbai and he was involved in the bomb blasts of the nineties. He is a major funder of the many known terrorist organizations based in Pakistan which are waging war against India. Dawood has been wanted not only by India but also by the American government, he has been dubbed as a terrorist,” he said.
On Saturday, India asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim saying enough evidence have been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that fresh evidences surfacing about India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim only strengthened India’s position which it had held all along and asked Pakistan to act on handing him over to New Delhi.
“We have been asking to hand over him to India for a long time.
In Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Dawood is India’s most wanted terrorist and India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand him over to it.
“Wait and watch,” Singh said without elaborating, when asked when India can get hold on him. The comments came amidst reports which suggested that Dawood is running his business empire with impunity and the billions he makes are being spent in terror operations around the globe.
“Dawood has been tracked in Karachi, alive and kicking, and is heard expanding his real estate business,” web-portal NewsMobile said based on tapes received from western diplomatic sources.
“This clearly proves that the underworld don is blatantly running his terror supermarket from Pakistan and his real estate interests are helping him generate enough funds to expand his operations,” said NewsMobile editor-in-chief Saurabh Shukla. The Home Minister last month had said Pakistan was providing shelter to Dawood and the underworld don was staying along the Pak-Afghan border.
India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood is the mastermind of the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that claimed around 300 lives.
Asked about the news reports, Rijiju said government will examine the fresh evidence that have come.
“It’s already a stated position which the Government of India has taken and this demand of the Government of India is always known and already Pakistan has been under pressure that he should be handed over. If fresh evidence has come up it is making the case stronger, so let Pakistan act on that,” he said.
Dawood living under Pak govt. patronage, says Brig. Gupta
Brigadier (Rtd) Anil Gupta said on Saturday that Pakistan has failed to proof that it is against terrorism as Dawood Ibrahim is staying in Karachi under the patronage of Pakistani government.
“Pakistan is telling lie after lie. It has been denying earlier also, it is denying now and it is trying to prove to the world that it is against terrorism and fighting it. But, the fact is that Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism and the fact that person like Dawood Ibrahim, who is number one and the most wanted terrorist in the world, is staying in Pakistan, in Karachi, under the patronage of Pakistani government. It is a proof beyond doubt that Pakistan is always telling lies,” Gupta said.
“As far as India and Pakistan is concerned, India has got the capability of doing the same thing that America did for Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. The moment we decide of doing anything, the Indian Army is capable of acting and taking action against Dawood Ibrahim in the same manner as it was taken against Osama Bin Laden,” he added.
According to a report, a series of never heard before tapes have been accessed from a website Newsmobile.in giving an insight into the life of Dawood Ibrahim.
While Pakistan continues to deny the whereabouts of Dawood, based on months of surveillance mounted on the underworld don Islamabad’s lie appears to have been nailed. The tapes have reportedly been procured from western diplomatic sources and it is being established that Dawood is running his business empire around the globe with impunity.
(With Agency Inputs)