Following the arrest of gangster Chhota Rajan in Indonesia, Pakistan army has beefed up the security of underworld don and India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. Rajan was once a close accomplice of Dawood Ibrahim. Reports say that Pakistan army have deployed special commandos at Dawood’s residence in Karachi and Islamabad where he has been living for than two decades after 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. Rajan is expected to be brought to India in the next few days
after completion of his deportation formalities in Indonesia.
Though Pakistan has been denying the presence of Dawood on its soil, India has maintained that Dawood has his base in Karachi. Earlier, India had released documentary evidence along with Dawood’s photograph prior to the National Security Advisor (NSA)-level talks between India and Pakistan. The talks, however, were cancelled later.
PTI reported that Indian security agencies have details about Dawood’s Pakistani passport, flight and passengers, which show there is enough evidence that Dawood and his family stays in Karachi. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India said that Dawood keeps changing his location, but he is permanently living in Pakistan. Singh had also told in Parliament that government will leave no stone unturned to bring back Dawood. “Indian government is committed to bring back Dawood.” Rajan, once a close confidante-turned-rival of Dawood, has also said that he is not afraid of Dawood. In 2000, there was an attempt on Rajan’s life when Dawood’s men tracked him down to a hotel in Bangkok but he managed a dramatic escape.
Rajan has alleged that “some members in the Mumbai Police” have links with underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.
Asked whether he was afraid of returning to Mumbai and preferred to be taken to Delhi, Rajan replied: “I am not afraid of Dawood. All my life I have fought against terror and will keep fighting against Dawood and terror.”