New Delhi: 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.
The NDA government is making all efforts to lay hands on the country’s most wanted terrorist. In Lucknow, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said Dawood is India’s most wanted terrorists and India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand him over to it.
“Wait and watch,” Mr Singh said without elaborating, when asked when India can get hold on him. 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.
Mr Rijiju said Pakistan must display its seriousness in fighting terrorism and cooperate with India. “We want it to act on evidence,” he said.
The comments came against the backdrop of reports suggesting 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,” a Web portal said based on tapes reportedly received from Wes-tern diplomatic sources.
The home minister had said last month that Pakistan was providing shelter to Dawood and the underworld don was staying along the Pakistan-Afghan border. Dawood is the mastermind of the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that claimed around 300 lives.
On the news reports of Dawood’s presence in Pakistan running his business from that country, Mr Rijiju said that the government will examine the fresh evidence that have come....