India asks Pakistan to hand over Dawood

India's most wanted terrorist, Dawood is the mastermind of the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that claimed around 300 lives.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: December 27, 2014 7:03 pm
The Home Minister last month had said Pakistan was providing shelter to Dawood and the underworld don was staying along the Pak-Afghan border. The Home Minister last month had said Pakistan was providing shelter to Dawood and the underworld don was staying along the Pak-Afghan border.

India on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim saying enough evidence have been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said India’s stand has been very clear for a long time that Dawood has been in Pakistan and he has been living in Karachi.

“We have been asking to hand over him to India for a long time. Already many evidence have been given to Pakistan.

Pakistan should now act and hand him over to us,” he told reporters.

Rijiju said Pakistan should cooperate with India in fight against terrorism if it is serious. “We want it to act on evidence,” he said.

In Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Dawood is India’s most wanted terrorist and India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand him over to it.

“Wait and watch,” Singh said without elaborating, when asked when India can get hold on him.

The comments came amidst reports which suggested that Dawood is running his business empire with impunity and the billions he makes are being spent in terror operations around the globe.

“Dawood has been tracked in Karachi, alive and kicking, and is heard expanding his real estate business,” web-portal NewsMobile said based on tapes received from western diplomatic sources.

“This clearly proves that the underworld don is blatantly running his terror supermarket from Pakistan and his real estate interests are helping him generate enough funds to expand his operations,” said

The Home Minister last month had said Pakistan was providing shelter to Dawood and the underworld don was staying along the Pak-Afghan border.

India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood is the mastermind of the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that claimed around 300 lives.

Asked about the news reports, Rijiju said government will examine the fresh evidence that have come.

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  1. Ashutosh Shukla
    Dec 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    Can we stop joking and false aspiration over our own people gone wrong. Why should stan hand over any one to India especially some one who helps funds- provide intelligence after all they have cultivated him. Lets us say for academic interest that stan does hand him over thne what - long legal battles- no shortage of lawyers - no shortage to weak areas in legal world probably the case will go on for 10-20-40 years and till then we feed him protect him and always live in fear that soem one will extradicate him- after all Rubina S kidnapping - IA hijacking al led to release of terrorists.It took a cut and dried case of Ajmal Kab 2 years of trial and sentencing and I believe we fed him and incurred INR 1 crore daily for his upkeep and protection-finally he was hanged. The dec rape case is also cut and dry - we have tried and sentenced but still awaiting excution of the rapist. In any other country this should have been done and dusted years ago.Dawood has not been tried ( why cant we try him in absentia) or better still try -sentance and execute- why we have to beg for these things to staan. He should have been executed a long time ago- apparently we tried and some called to abort the mission -it is all a joke.Our spineless politicans are worthy of only looting -lying and lamenting - their only contribution to the nation is to prevent the government form functioning. Forget Dawood let us start with our imbeciles first .If you have to then dont talk just do it. If handful of terrorist can hold stann to ransom why cant we catch it by the scruff of neck and make him do what is needed.Osama tried 9/11 much later and it has been alreay years since he was obliterated.Dawood acted in 1993 and he is sixty now - in all probablity he will dies in his own bed and when it happend he will get a state funeral and the day will be remembered as a day for the futrue genertaion to get inspired by and from.
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      Sanjeev Grover
      Dec 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm
      What can our Indian politicians do only ask. This is what we are doing all these years.
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      1. Radhakrishnan Parameswaran
        Dec 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm
        While India may ask stan to hand over Dawood, it is only a joke as the w world know it. This may just be a formality for the Media so that it does not say why the Indian Government is silent. There is a famous adage "set a thief to catch a thief". We may not be that great as the U..S. to take on Dawood. But we have one fellow called Chota Rajan. He may be wanted by the Indian Police. But then why can't we make use of him to eliminate "D". Rajan is capable and has the capacity and the network - the adage will not be wrong.
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          CS
          Dec 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm
          In the aftermath of 9/11, the US administration rightly demanded the handover of Osama Bin Laden, from the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. The latter refused, quoting traditional Afghan values of protecting their "guests!" The US did not wait long before beginning a bombing campaign that got rid of the Taliban. It took another decade before the US was able to locate & liquidate Bin Ladendia has to realize that merely asking for Dawood is not going to get them anywhere. After all, it was stan that was responsible for the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. India must orient its security forces, notably the RAW, to make the capture of Dawood a national priority. The first step should be to announce an award of at least 100 crores for getting Dawood by any means. Surely we can afford this to bring our enemies to justice? Merely baying like sheep asking for his return is a truly pathetic sight, unworthy of a great nation.
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