TV Sting Confirms Dawood’s Address


New Delhi: A sting operation by a national TV channel claimed to confirm that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim indeed lives in Karachi’s posh Clifton area. The video shows the address of Dawood’s bungalow as D 13, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi, an address which has been shared by India with Pakistan on several occasions.

The channel, on the basis of interviews of guards and locals, claimed that everyone in the area knew that Dawood lived there. Reacting to the TV report about Dawood’s presence in Pakistan, the government on Thursday said that it will continue to pursue its case that Pakistan hand over the 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind back to India.

“The news reports referred only corroborates the facts that were already available with us. We will continue to pursue this matter and we expect Pakistan to hand over this international terro rist to us,” MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters at a media briefing.

The official said India had in the past shared details of Dawood, including his possible locations in Pakistan with Islamabad. “Dawood Ibrahim is a UN-designated global terrorist and a fugitive from Indian law, at several point of time his details have been shared by the Indian government with the govern ment of Pakistan,” he added.

The sting operation shows Dawood’s house flanked by a cricket stadium on one side and the Clifton Marquee, a popular wedding and banquet hall on the other.The compound has threemetre high walls, barricades leading up to the entrance and private security guards manning it 24×7. It claimed that Dawood’s presence there was confirmed by locals.

Dawood is wanted in India for the past 23 years and Pakistan has always denied his presence there despite irrefutable evidence provided by Delhi.