NewsMobile got to Dawood before MHA could

New Delhi: In a glaring error made in the Lok Sabha, the Indian government said that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s location was not known to the government and once he was located, his extradition process will be initiated, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

NewsMobile had broken the news in December 2014 that Dawood Ibrahim was in Pakistan and had provided conclusive proof and evidence for the same. The government’s statement however highlights a massive mix-up in the MHA.

However, hours after the statement was made in the Lower House of the Parliament, the Government changed their stance on the issue and said a mistake was made in its statement and it was being investigated.

Sources in the government said that it was a clerical error and an investigation was underway on the matter.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said Dawood is an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and a red corner notice has been issued against him.
 
“The United Nations Security Council has also issued a special notice against him. The subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located,” he said in reply to a written question.
 
The government has been maintaining for a long time that Dawood Ibrahim is living in Pakistan with the patronage of Pakistani security establishment.
 
India had handed over to Pakistan several dossiers on Dawood, India’s most wanted fugitive, giving details about his locations in Pakistan.
 
On December 27, 2014, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said in Lucknow that Dawood is India’s most wanted terrorist and India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand him over to it.
 
On the same day, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had said in New Delhi that India asked Pakistan to hand over Dawood as enough evidence had been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
 
“We have been asking to hand over him to India for a long time. Already many evidence has been given to Pakistan. Pakistan should now act and hand him over to us,” Rijiju had said.
 
Chaudhary said on Tuesday that India has made requests in respect of fugitive wanted by Indian authorities in terror cases namely Willy Naruenartwanch to Thailand, Usman Ghani Khan to Saudi Arabia, Abdul Wahid Siddibapa to the UAE, Velu alias Boopalan to the UK and Mohammad Hanif Tiger to the UK for expeditious extradition of these fugitives.
 

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