United Nations: The United Nations have confirmed the six out of nine addresses of the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan provided by India on Tuesday as the committee has struck off the remaining three from the list provided by India.
Three of nine addresses provided by India to the United Nation’s Sanctions Committee as addresses of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan have been found to be incorrect. The Committee has struck off three addresses from the list provided by India, while confirming the remaining six addresses in the dossier. Pakistan has denied any knowledge of Dawood’s whereabouts.
India had submitted a dossier to the United Nation’s sanctions committee demanding action against Pakistan for harbouring Dawood. The Committee amended its entry yesterday concerning Dawood. “On 22 August 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry” concerning Dawood on its ISIL and Al-Qaeda Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to assets freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo the Committee said.
One of the three addresses struck-off by the Committee is a Karachi address that was found similar to an address belonging to Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Indian officials however denied that there were any inconsistencies or errors in the dossier but accepted that there was lack of clarity on a Karachi listing.
The Indian dossier about Dawood was readied a year ago and was supposed to be shared by National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval with his Pakistani counterpart, Sartaj Aziz during a meeting last year. The meet was cancelled and India later submitted the dossier to the United Nations exposing Pakistan.
“Dawood is known to frequently change his locations and addresses in Pakistan where he has amassed immense property and lives under protection of Pakistani agencies,” India’s dossier claims.
Dawood was first listed on November 3, 2003 by the United Nation’s sanctions committee. The entry concerning Dawood was firs amended in 2006, then in 2007 and last in 2010. Being a United Nation’s designated terrorist, Dawood is subject to assets freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo.
Dawood is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and nearly a thousand injured. He is also accused of masterminding other terror attacks in India and currently faces multiple charges of money laundering and extortion.