Pakistan must extradite ‘global terrorist’ Dawood Ibrahim, says India
India on Friday called upon the Pakistani government to extradite ‘global terrorist’ Dawood Ibrahim, adding that the findings of the United Nations' 1267 monitoring committee has confirmed that the underworld don resides and own properties in Pakistan.
MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the committee continues to retain Dawood’s Pakistani passport as a valid document.
He also said that information pertaining to his wife's name, his father's name and several of his aliases in Pakistan have been found to be correct.
“Dawood Ibrahim continues to remain on the designated list as a global terrorist. The 1267 monitoring committee continues to retain his Pakistani passport as a valid document, the UN has also confirmed that he resides in and has properties in Pakistan and the UN continues to keep a regular watch on him,” Swarup said.
“India continues to maintain that it is incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist, to whom it has provided sanctuary for a long time, to face the law for his crimes. We hope Pakistan will heed the international opinion on this issue,” Swarup said while calling Pakistan the prime perpetrator of terrorism.
The UN team had recently confirmed that six of the nine addresses submitted by India to it had been confirmed to belong to the man who masterminded 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that claimed 250 lives.
Dawood, son of sub-inspector Ibrahim Kaskar, had fled overseas following the serial blasts. He is still believed to be in Pakistan, a claim India has made time and again, adding to it the demand that Pakistan hand him over so he can stand trial for his crimes.