The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim plotted social unrest to destablise the Narendra Modi government soon after it came to power in 2014.
As per a media report, during the probe the NIA found that at least 10 chosen members of Dawood’s notorious D-Company were assigned to spread “largescale communal tension in the country”. They had also made a list of BJP-RSS members to target.
The NIA will file a chargesheet against 10 members of D-Company on May 7.
The agency claimed that as part of the “larger conspiracy”, D-Company sharpshooters killed two right-wing leaders – Shirish Bangali and Pragnesh Mistry – in Gujarat’s Bharuch on November 2, 2015.
After their arrest, shooters claimed that the RSS leaders were killed to avenge the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon.
The agency found that two key D-Company members – Pakistan-based Javed Chikna and South Africa-based Zahid Miyan alias ‘Jao’ – masterminded the killing of Hindu leaders and planned attacks on religious leaders and churches.
The NIA recently approached Interpol to trace Chikna in Pakistan, arrest him and hand him over to India. It also sent Letters Rogatory and MLAT (mutual legal assistance treaty) requests to Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US.
The media report claimed that the agency is likely to name 10 D-Company members, including seven arrested last year – Haji Patel, Mohammad Yunus Shaikh, Abdul Samad, Abid Patel, Mohammad Altaf, Mohsin Khan and Nisar Ahmed.
Javed Chikna and Zahid Miyan will also be named in the chargesheet, however, Dawood would mentioned in the supplementary chargesheet if evidence of his role is established.