India has tell-tale proof of Dawood being in Pak

India has tell-tale proof of Dawood being in Pak

India has tell-tale proof of Dawood being in Pak

Dawood Ibrahim is back in the spotlight, with India and Pakistan waging a battle of attrition over National Security Adviser (NSA)-level talks and New Delhi arming itself with “evidence” of the underworld don-turned-terrorist's presence in Karachi and his latest purchase of property near Bilawal Bhutto's residence.

India's NSA Ajit Doval will hand over the heavy dossier to his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on Monday if the talks happen. In it, New Delhi will provide “tell-tale” evidence on Dawood's stay in Pakistan and the facilities his family enjoys.

A copy of April's telephone bill in the name of Dawood's wife Mehjabeen Shaikh, details of Mehjabeen and her daughters' travel to Dubai from Karachi and other “evidence” are part of the dossier, prepared by Indian security agencies. A television channel claimed it telephoned the Karachi number on the bill on Saturday, where a woman identified as Mehjabeen told them Dawood was now “sleeping”.

The dossier shows Dawood has been provided nine safe houses, including an ISI safe house 20 km from Islamabad.

They also include addresses in the upscale Clifton area and the Defence Housing Area in Karachi, Margaba Road in Islamabad, and Amir Khan Road and Nooriabad in Karachi.

The last residence he purchased, as late as September 2013, was in the Shireen Jinnah Colony in Karachi's Clifton area, near Ziauddin Hospital, “where medical treatment could be provided to Dawood whenever required”, says the dossier, adding that this place is close to the residence of Bilawal Bhutto, son of the late Benazir Bhutto.

“In spite of all the information about Dawood's whereabouts, Pakistan has failed to execute the Red Corner Notice as well as discharge its obligation under the UNSC Resolutions and set in motion the process of his extradition to India. Although India has no Extradition Treaty with Pakistan, nothing prevents Pakistan from deporting Dawood Ibrahim to India as he is an Indian national,” it says.  This is not the first time India has handed over evidence to Pakistan.