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Dawood Ibrahim hiding in Pakistan as photograph went viral; India claims it’s no secret

London, July 6: As Pakistan was making efforts to scrap the extradition of D-Company member Jabir Motiwala from the United Kingdom (UK), it was revealed United Nations-designated terrorist Dawood Ibrahim was hiding in Islamabad.

A photograph of Ibrahim with Motiwala went viral which clearly depicted the underworld mafia was in good health, hiding in Pakistan, according to ANI news reports.

While reacting over recent developments, United States (US) army veteran Lawrence Sellin tweeted, “Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is believed to be a key facilitator in Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence’s narco-terrorist-jihadi operations & linked to the Dehiwala Sri Lankan drug distribution center & possible funder of the Easter bombings.”

Ibrahim, an underworld terrorist and criminal, is accused of bombing Mumbai in 1993 that claimed the lives of 257 people with hundreds injured. India has reiterated his call to Pakitan to handover Ibrahim to them.

Recently, India’s minister of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the presence of Ibrahim in Islamabad was not a secret.

While addressing media, Kumar said, “The location of Dawood Ibrahim is not a secret. Time and again, for the last several years, we have presented to Pakistan a list of people who are there in their country. We have asked repeatedly that he should be handed over.”

He added saying, “He is an UN-proscribed terrorist. His imprint on the Mumbai blast is clean for all of us and frankly, many people from the media fraternity have managed to speak to him and I think it is very clean that linkages are in Pakistan.”

The US has also confirmed Ibrahim was in Pakistan trying to hide. During the extradition trial process of Motiwala in London at Westminster magistrates court, a representative of US government, John Hardy QC said, “The FBI in New York is investigating the D-Company which is based in Pakistan, India and the UAE.”

He said the head is Ibrahim who was living in exile in Islamabad. He and his brother have been fugitives from New Delhi since 1993 and in last 10 years, D-Company operatives conducted operations in Washington, particularly extortion and money laundering.

He added the FBI probe reports has revealed Motiwala use to reports directly to Ibrahim and money laundering, debt collection, and extortion were his main jobs.


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