Dawood wished to surrender in 1994


Mumbai: Former DIG of CBI, and Ex- Delhi Police Commissioner  Neeraj Kumar has claimed that underworld Don Dawood Ibrahim had wished to surrender before police in 1994.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the main accused in 1993 Mumbai blasts, had wished to surrender before police after 15 months of the attack. But the then government did not let that happen.

In an interview Kumar said, “ I spoke to a jittery Dawood three times in June 1994… He seemed to be toying with the idea of surrendering but had one worry — his rival gangs could finish him off if he returned to India. I told him his safety would be the responsibility of the CBI.

The top officials of the CBI had given him the go ahead order at that time but later asked him to put an end to the phone call.  After all these years, Kumar is still not clear if the government of the day, led by PV Narasimha Rao, had anything to do with the order.

Kumar spoke thrice to Dawood, India’s most wanted who was the main accused in 13 blasts which rocked Mumbai, the financial capital of India on March 12, 1993.

Kumar was leading the investigations of the Mumbai Blasts at that time when Dawood offered to surrender under police security.