The Prime Minister is currently attending the 50th edition of the All-India Directors General/ Inspectors General of Police Conference at Dhordo village, in Kutch near the Indo-Pak border.
At the three-day conference, the PM will be apprised of security threats from multiple hostiles including the Islamic State. But one key discussion will revolve around Dawood Ibrahim.
India’s top cops will be discussing Dawood Ibrahim with Modi so that the Prime Minister can take up the matter with the Pakistani PM when they meet at the SAARC summit to be held in Islamabad in 2016.
The discussion over Dawood is significant given the fact that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has just pointed at his involvement in the killings of two BJP leaders in Gujarat.
Dawood in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Bhawan Singh/The India Today Group/Getty Images
In its report, the NIA has said that there is a “conspiracy” at work which has been created to “target selected people” in India.
NIA’s report is based on the arrest it made in connection to the murder of Shirishbhai Bangali, former Bharuch district BJP president, and Pragnesh Mistry, general secretary of the Bharuch BJP youth wing.
BJYM leader Pragnesh Mistry being taken to the hospital. (Inset: Shirishbhai Bengali) DeshGujarat
The arrested man, Nasir Khan Pathan (35), has been accused for supplying the weapons. According to ET
, he is the 12th
arrest made in connection to the murders and connects the trail that leads to Dawood Ibrahim.
Investigations by the NIA reveals that Dawood’s right-hand man Chhota Shakeel instructed D-Company member Javed Chikna to carry out the murders.
According to Gujarat ATS, Javed Chikna and his younger brother Abid had agreed to pay Rs.50 lakh for the killings out of which Rs.5 lakh was transferred via hawala route. The security agencies suspect that Pakistan’s ISI is masterminding the attacks through D-Company.
Dawood Ibrahim (left) and his right-hand man Chhota Shakeel.
Pathan was arrested for supplying weapons to the main accused Inayat. The NIA is also planning to seek help from United States for accessing data from service providers like WhatsApp and Facebook via which the accused communicated. At the ongoing conference of cops, the focus is likely to be on how to bring Dawood back in India.
Attending the conference is NSA Ajit Doval, who had once made an elaborate plan to eliminate India’s most wanted man but failed because of moles in Mumbai police.
And meanwhile, Dawood will be celebrating his 60th birthday
somewhere in Pakistan on December 26. Though Pakistan has always maintained that he’s not there, there is nothing to prove that assertion