Dawood’s security beefed up in Pakistan following Rajan’s arrest

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New Delhi: Days after the arrest of the Indian fugitive, Chhota Rajan, speculations were being made that now Dawood Ibrahim would be next to be nabbed. And reports suggest that security of India’s most wanted terrorist, has been enhanced in Pakistan.

Special commandos of the Pakistan Army have been deployed at Dawood’s residences in Karachi and Islamabad where he has been living for more than two decades after the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, sources said quoting intelligence reports.

Army commandos were deployed for the security of Dawood in the wake of the arrest of gangster Chhota Rajan in Bali on October 25.

Rajan is expected to be brought to India in the next few days after completion of his deportation formalities in Indonesia.

Earlier in the day, while being taken for questioning in Bali, Chhota Rajan told reporters that Dawood is in Pakistan under the protection of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Pakistan so far has been denying presence of Dawood on its soil. However, India has maintained that the most-wanted terrorist, who is wanted in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, has his bases in Karachi and Islamabad.

Dawood Ibrahim 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.

New Delhi has also given several dossiers to Islamabad on Dawood over the years incorporating his criminal acts in India.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that Dawood keeps changing his location but he is permanently living in Pakistan.

Singh also told in Parliament that government will leave no stone unturned to bring back Dawood. “Indian government is committed to bring back Dawood,” he said.

Rajan, once a close confidante-turned-rival of Dawood, has 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.


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