The news of India’s most-wanted don Dawood Ibrahim’s whereabouts spreads fast. As per a committee of United Nations, six of the nine addresses given by New Delhi of his hideouts in Pakistan were actually confirmed.
Dawood, the key conspirator in the 1993-Mumbai blasts, has been on the run ever since. With the way India has tried to choke his activities, one wonders if geopolitics dominating international relations is the reason why the criminal and mass murderer has not been caught yet.
For the last 23 years, Indian intelligence agencies have tracked Dawood’s details, yet Pakistan continues to live with its persistent policy of “plausible deniability”. Pakistan has never acknowledged the underworld kingpin’s presence nor has it ever responded to the speculations that its own agencies are helping him find shelter in the country. After conspiring to kill hundreds in the 1993-Mumbai blasts, Ibrahim has been absconding from Indian justice system and has reportedly been living a secured life in Karachi, and other places. Indian agencies like RAW, CBI, IB, NIA and city police have been working for 23 years now to nab India’s most wanted terrorist. They have acquired information like passport details, phone numbers, his accomplices among other things. The agencies have also tacked Dawood’s travels, which happen between Karachi and Dubai mostly.
Now that UN has also confirmed his addresses shared by India, Indian agencies feel that they ought to arrest the “global terrorist”. His name finds mention in the UN Security Council’s IS and al-Qaida Sanctions Committee list along with global terrorists like Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, and others