India, in a dossier, had cited the 9 addresses as those frequented by the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. However, UN committee has found 3 of the 9 addresses of Dawood in Pakistan incorrect.
In evidence to show that Dawood Ibrahim is staying in the Pakistan, a dossier prepared by India had listed nine residences of the underworld don in that country. One of the three addresses which have been dropped by the Committee from its list was found similar to that of a residence of Islamabad’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.
In a validation of India’s stand that the underworld don who has been scouted and is escaping for over two decades has been shielded by Islamabad, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and al Qaeda Sanctions Committee has amended its entry on Dawood by adding the addresses.
With no surprise, Pakistan which had all along denied that Dawood Ibrahim is hiding in the Karachi, has yet again called the report factually ‘incorrect and baseless’.
The 59-year-old mafia don is accused of plotting the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai in which more than 250 people were killed. India and the US also accuse Dawood of financing terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba, and he’s been accused of being a mastermind of various other terror attacks while money laundering and extortion charges are too many on him.
The document says: “Dawood is known to frequently change his locations and addresses in Pakistan. He has amassed immense property in Pakistan and moves under the protection of Pakistani agencies.”
Dawood’s residence in Moin palace at Pakistan defence area of Cliffton, in Karachi, is said to be so famous that the crime branch officers detailed the investigation thoroughly since years. Mumbai police’s reports say that his bungalow is guarded by around two dozen heavily armed men, including few Pakistani retired Army officers.
There are several reports on how crime branch officials tracked the Clifton’s address when a maid who had no idea where she had been sent to stayed there at Clifton for a few months, caught the eyes of officers when her passport had a stamp of Pakistan.
As a UN-designated terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim can face the blocking of his wealth and accounts, travel and arms ban.
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