Amidst reports that notorious international criminal Dawood Ibrahim is seriously ill, BJP leader and Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy has said the Pakistan-based “don” was reportedly seen in a Beijing hospital recently. According to Swamy, Dawood was reportedly in Beijing to get a “Jaipur” right leg. The BJP leader has asked his friends to confirm the veracity of the reports. “Dawood was reportedly seen in a Beijing hospital to get a “Jaipur” right leg. I have asked my friends in China if it is confirmed. Wait,” Swamy tweeted on Monday.
Dawood Ibrahim (61) is the mastermind behind 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Several reports from unverified sources on Friday last had flooded the internet, claiming that Dawood was critically ill after facing a heart attack. While some reports claimed that Dawood was being treated at a hospital in Karachi, some others claimed that he had suffered a paralytic stroke.
Dawood was reportedly seen in a Beijing hospital to get a “Jaipur” right leg. I have asked my friends in China if it is confirmed. Wait
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 1, 2017
Several reports in Pakistani media had also stated that Dawood had passed away following the attack. However, Dawood’s close aide Chhota Shakeel dismissed all the rumors around Dawood’s health, saying he was fine. “Listening to my voice, do you think any such thing has happened? These are all rumors,” Shakeel told Times of India over the phone from Karachi. “Bhai is fit and fine,” he added
Dawood is India’s most wanted criminal who masterminded the Mumbai blasts in 1993. As many as 257 people had died while 800 were injured. The unverified reports said that Dawood was admitted to Karachi’s Aga Khan Hospital in Pakistan.
In January this year, the UAE government had seized properties worth Rs 15,000 belonging to the international criminal, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said the Indian government was making continuous efforts to bring back Dawood for trial in India.
‘Jaipur’ leg is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations.