The Shiv Sena on Wednesday downplayed the United Nation’s endorsement of hideouts of India’s most-wanted Dawood Ibrahim and said that what the international body has claimed now was a known fact, and it is now to be seen whether India would act on it like America did in case of Osama Bin Laden.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “What is the need of UN confirming? We know it, the government knows it, that where is Dawood Ibrahim, where are his hideouts, what all he does from there. But the thing is that Pakistan is not ready to accept these facts what will you do in that regard.”
“I want to ask the government that what will it do now, what steps will it take in this regard, like America took in case of Laden. And that will America or UN help us in this connection?,” he added.
Dawood does live in Pakistan, a United Nations committee has endorsed, by accepting six of the nine addresses that New Delhi had submitted as the terrorist’s hideouts in that country.
In a validation of India’s stand that the man it has hunted for over two decades has been shielded by Islamabad, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and al Qaeda Sanctions Committee has amended its entry on Dawood by adding these addresses.
India, in a dossier, had cited nine addresses in Pakistan as those frequented by Dawood of which the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee has removed three, finding those incorrect.
New Delhi in August last year had listed the nine residences.
Pakistan has consistently denied that Dawood is living in that country after he fled from the law in India.
Dawood is accused of chalking the 1993 serial blasts which took place in Mumbai and claimed lives of 257 people while injuring 700 others.
He is also said to be the king pin behind other terror attacks and faces multiple charges of money laundering and extortion.
India and the US have also accuse Dawood of financing terror groups including al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.