In a particularly alarming bit of news, the India Today reports that at least one prominent politician from Maharashtra was contacted from Dawood Ibrahim’s home in Karachi from September 5, 2015 to April 5, 2016.
The report says that the call details were made available by a Vadodara based ethical hacker Manish Bhangale and his partner Jayesh Shah.
The hackers obtained the call records by hacking into a Pakistani telecom company’s database. They found four numbers connected to the underworld don’s residence.
According to the report, the four numbers are registered in the name of Ibrahim’s wife Mehjabeen Shaikh.
All four numbers belong to the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). Bills have been generated for these numbers till as recently as March 2016.
Upon further investigation of the 10 most frequently dialed numbers, it was discovered that five were in India, four were located in United Arab Emirates (UAE), while one was of an international bank in the United Kingdom.
That Dawood is still in touch with some Indians is a matter of concern for the security agencies. The names of the Indians who Dawood contacted have not been revealed.
Earlier, Indian intelligence agencies had established Dawood’s presence in Pakistan through intercepted phone calls.
Recently, the underworld don’s first full photo surfaced following which news about him contracting gangrene started doing the rounds. His aide Chhota Shakeel, who is believed to be the don’s successor, refuted the reports.
Ibrahim is India’s most wanted man chiefly due to his involvement in the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts.