To a query by reporters in Ahmedabad that the Centre wants to bring back Dawood to India, but his aide Chhota Shakeel has reportedly said the government cannot nab him, Jyoti said much more has been spoken on the issue.
Pawar said that Jethmalani wanted Dawood to remain in a house and not jail which was not acceptable to them.
Special Cell of Delhi Police had named 42 accused in the case in its charge sheet out of whom six are absconding.
On May 11, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had informed Parliament that a Red Corner Notice was in existence against Dawood, accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts.
Dossa, an associate of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, is in jail and facing trial in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case in the sessions court in Mumbai.
“We are planning to send a formal communication to Pakistan to let us know whether assets of the three terrorists were seized and if not will ask it to freeze them immediately,” a government official said.
Sources said Enforcement Directorate has taken this step as Iqbal Mirchi was conducting alleged illegal business operations from these locations.
Basit also said the Kashmir problem was ‘not an issue of terrorism’.
Rajnath Singh said he wanted to make a statement on the floor of the House. “I will see, I may do it on Monday with the permission of Rajya Sabha Chairman,” Singh said.
He also said that India had never asked in writing for Dawood’s extradition.
Our intelligence agencies have knowledge about his residence and location. We expect the same (stand) from this government, said Cong.
In 2014, government ordered a freeze on at least six bank accounts that were suspected to be linked to terrorist activities.
Congress reminded that PM Modi during his election campaign had promised to bring back Dawood to India to be tried for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.
“Government of India has been providing information to Pakistan about his whereabouts and Pakistani agencies are not cooperating with Indian government,” said Rijiju.
Officials sought to blame bureaucratic goof up for the reply.