Running from the law

Running from the law

LeT founder tops list of 50 fugitives who are hiding in Pakistan

Running from the law

The list includes Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Parliament attack mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar and Rashid Abdullah alias Abu Rehan, involved in 2008 Bangalore blasts.

The list was understood to have been handed over by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai to his Pakistan counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman during the Home Secretary level talks in March in New Delhi.


The list of fugitives includes LeT leaders who were alleged handlers of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who went about killing 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai terror strike.

They are Saeed, Sajid Majid, Sayed Abdur Rehman, Major Iqbal, Major Sameer Ali and Abu Hamza.

Topping the list is Hafiz Saeed followed by Sajid Majid (2), Sayed Abdur Rehman alias Pasha (3), Major Iqbal (4), Illyas Kashmiri (5), Abu Hamza, Dawood Ibrahim (8), Anees Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel, Major Sameer Ali and Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi (49).

Key Dawood gang members Javed Patel, Slaim Abdul Gani Gazi, Riyaz Abu Bakar Khatri, Munaf Abdul Majid Halari, Mohammad Tainur, Khan Bashir Ahmed Ainul Haq Khan, Yakub Khan, Mohammad Shafi Memon, Irfan Ahmed Gulzar, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Ishaq Atta Husain alias Ali Moosa, Sagir Sabir Ali Shaikh, Aftab Batki find mention in the list of India’s most wanted fugitives. Most of these Dawood’s accomplices are accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings that killed around 250 people.

Pakistan maintains that Dawood is not living there and interior minister Rahman Malik on Tuesday reiterated the Islamabad’s stand.

JeM chief included

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, who was released in exchange of hostages in the Khandhar hijack episode in 1999 and masterminded the 2001 Parliament attack, is also on the list.

Chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Sayeed Salauddin, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front founder Amanullah Khan, Punjab terrorists Lakhbir Singh, Paramjit Singh Panjwar, Ranjit Singh alias Neeta and Wadhawa Singh were also named as most wanted fugitives.

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