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Dawood Is Active In Pak: UK Report

Mafia boss Dawood Kaskar Ibrahim, who is also in the global list of wanted terrorists, is operating from Pakistan and not from Dubai, reports DNA.  So says an official document of the UK's economics and
PTI May 10, 2010 10:41 IST
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Mafia boss Dawood Kaskar Ibrahim, who is also in the global list of wanted terrorists, is operating from Pakistan and not from Dubai, reports DNA.  

So says an official document of the UK's economics and finance ministry. The report, posted on the ministry's website, reveals that Britain's security service agency, the MI5, has also been keeping track of the terrorist and gangster who has for long been on the 'most wanted' list of the Indian government.

Sources in the Indian security apparatus also confirmed that Dawood is confined to Pakistan and if at all he has been moving out, it has to have been on forged documents.

The UK report stated that the don has been so circumspect in the use of his passport(s) that even the Interpol has no clue about it. Since 1991, Dawood has been issued three passports by Pakistan. The passport number of the latest one, according to the report, is KC-285901.

When contacted by DNA, officials of the UK Treasury's press office refused to provide further details, citing "national security reasons." According to this report, the gangster's new addresses are, 'Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (a palatial bungalow in a hilly area) and 'House no. 29, Margalla Road, F 6/2, Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan.'

In the recently concluded Budget session of Parliament, the minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Maken had said, "The inputs available with the government indicate the possibility of the use of underworld elements in India and Indian fugitives in Pakistan to facilitate terrorist attacks by arranging logistics and manpower." He did not name Dawood, but the UK government's website seems to have given it away.

According to the reports available with the ministry of home affairs, recent betting and money laundering activities around the IPL indicate that a lot of money has been raked in by the underworld, and some of it could find its way into terror financing.

The asset freezing unit of the UK's economic and finance ministry aims to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment to individuals and entities belonging or related to the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network. So far, they have frozen several accounts of suspected terrorists around the world.