New Delhi: In the wake of reports that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has been diagnosed with gangrene in his legs which had left him immobile, senior intelligence officials and Dawood’s deputy Chhota Shakeel confirmed to TOI on Monday that the gangster is “fit”.
Claiming that these rumours were being floated to hinder the D-company’s business interests, Shakeel said, “Aapki agencies ke pass galat khabar hai. Ye sab rumours hain. Bhai bilkul fit hain. Sehatmand hain (Your agencies have wrong information. Dawood is perfectly fit),” he said.
Sources said the reports arose after a few doctors were spotted in Karachi’s Cliffton area, Dawood’s purported residence, and they were contemplating to amputate the don’s legs as the gangrene, and poison there, was spreading quickly.
These doctors belong to Liaquat National Hospital and Combined Military Hospital. The cause of gangrene has been attributed to loss of blood supply due to high blood pressure and blood sugar.
According to inputs, Dawood, though confined mostly to his two to three safe houses in Karachi (White House, Clifton; House No. 37, 30th Street, Defence Housing Authority; and the bungalow in Noorabad area) continues to actively pursue his business interests . He is now focussing on his new venture of dealing in conflict diamonds.