Pakistan not cooperating on Dawood, says Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

After a “goof-up” by his ministry in Parliament on the whereabouts of 1993 the Mumbai blasts accused Dawood Ibrahim last week, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday tried to set the record straight in the Lok Sabha, saying the government has credible information that he is in Pakistan and pledged to bring him back “no matter what.”

“India will pursue and pressure Pakistan in tracking down Dawood and will leave no stone unturned to bring him back,” Mr Singh said in the Lok Sabha. He said Pakistan was under obligation to locate the accused because a red corner notice was in

On May 5, Mr Singh’s junior ministerial colleague Haribhai Chaudhary had said: “The subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located.” Mr. Chaudhury’s reply embarrassed his ministry and contradicted his party’s stand for years. While the ministry maintained the reply was in the limited context of Ibrahim’s exact location, the Opposition demanded an explanation from the Home Minister in Parliament.

Mr. Singh told the Lok Sabha that Pakistan had failed to take any action against Dawood or track him down despite “all documents and overwhelming proof of his presence” there had been given by India.

Dawood’s name is on a list of 50 most wanted terrorists that India handed over to Pakistan in 2011. India has submitted several dossiers, proofs of his three known addresses in Pakistan and copies of his Pakistani passports, sources said.

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