"As per our information, Dawood is in Pakistan. When I went to America last year to discuss inland security, I met the Attorney General who looks after the FBI,” he said.

"I talked to him and we decided that we will pass whatever information we have on Dawood among each other. We decided we will make joint efforts," Shinde said when asked about the whereabouts of Dawood who is wanted in a number of cases by Indian agencies including the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, has emerged as India's most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings.

An INTERPOL red corner notice is still pending against him.

According to US, Dawood maintains close links with terror outfit al-Qaeda. As a result, US declared him a "global terrorist" and pursued the matter before United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets across the world and crack down on his operations.

(Agencies)

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