No trace of Dawood in India’s radar: Govt

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New Delhi: Underworld don and one of India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is not on the radar of intelligence agencies, the Union government admitted in Parliament on Tuesday. Minister of State (Home) Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary informed Parliament that Dawood Ibrahim’s whereabouts are unknown and an extradition process can only be initiated after he is located.

The statement is in complete contradiction of the government’s earlier stance that Dawood is hiding in Pakistan. Dawood is the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai blast.

In December 2014, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju had said that India’s stand has been very clear for a long time that Dawood has been in Pakistan and he has been living in Karachi.

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Blaming Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in India, home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the neighbouring country is providing shelter to Dawood Ibrahim and the underworld don is currently staying along the Pak-Afghan border.