A UN committee has found six of the nine places cited by India as addresses of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan as correct. However, the committee found three of them incorrect and has removed them.
India, in a dossier, had cited these nine addresses as those frequented by Dawood. The addresses were proof that Dawood Ibrahim is holed up in Pakistan and he is known to frequently change his locations and addresses there.
One of the addresses which have been dropped by the UN Security Council’s Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee was found similar to that of a residence of Islamabad’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.
The Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee amended its entry on August 22 concerning Dawood, the mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, with “underline and strikethrough”. “The amendment also strikes through other addresses “8th Floor of Mehran Square, near Pardesi House-3, Talwar Area, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan” and “6/A Kjauabam Tanzeem, Phase-5, Defence Housing Araea, Karachi, Pakistan.”
Dawood’s other addresses mentioned in the listing “Karachi, Pakistan (White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton), House Nu 37 – 30th Street – defence, Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan” and “Palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad in Karachi” have not been amended.
The dossier had been prepared to be handed over to Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz during talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, but was later cancelled.
“He has amassed immense property in Pakistan and moves under the protection of Pakistani agencies,” the dossier had said.
Another amendment enacted by the Committee concerns details of his family. The information “Father’s name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, mother’s name is Amina Bi, wife’s name is Mehjabeen Shaikh” has been underlined in the listing.
The listing says Dawood had a Passport number A717288 issued on August 18, 1985 in Dubai and a Pakistani number G866537 issued on August 12, 1991 in Rawalpindi but adds the term “misuse” for this two passports. Dawood is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and nearly a thousand injured. He is also accused of masterminding other terror attacks and of money laundering and extortion.