Reports of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s death due to COVID-19 are now doing rounds in a section of Indian media.
Earlier, there were rumours that India’s most wanted fugitive and his wife had tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted in Army Hospital, Karachi.
— NewsX (@NewsX) June 6, 2020
“Dawood Ibrahim dies of COVID-19 in Karachi,” tweeted NewsX quoting sources.
Breaking News: Dawood Ibrahim dies of Covid-19 as per social media! pic.twitter.com/eGVK1vKNpe
— Sadhvi Pandey (@sadhvi_pandey) June 6, 2020
NewsMobile fact checked the above information and found it to be FALSE.
1. On Saturday, Pakistan finally accepted that India’s most wanted and key accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts Dawood Ibrahim, lives in Karachi. Dawood’s address is mentioned as ”White House near Saudi Mosque in Clifton” of Karachi.
2. According to several media reports, Dawood’s brother Anees Ibrahim, who controls D-company’s underworld operations and finance, denied reports that his brother died of Covid-19.
In a telephonic conversation with IANS, an independent news agency, Anees denied the rumors–
Speaking from undisclosed location over phone, Anees told IANS that though #coronavirus is a dreaded epidemic, his brother #Dawood and the entire family was not affected by it and are putting up at their home. #DawoodIbrahim #AneesIbrahim pic.twitter.com/2tuzUHTtRj
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) June 5, 2020
While the claim that Dawood Ibrahim died of Covid-19 is FALSE, NewsMobile couldn’t independently verify the claims that he and his wife contracted coronavirus induced infection.
Hence, the above information proves that news reports regarding Dawood’s death are FALSE.
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