The Indian government has been trailing Dawood since a long time and the pursuit to nab the prime accused of 1993 Mumbai blasts has caught momentum following the arrest of a number of key terror operatives like Abdul Karim Tunda and Yasin Bhatkal in recent times.  

Talking to reporters in the national capital, Sushilkumar Shinde said, “We have arrested some of the most wanted terrorists of late and also killed a few on the border. As far as Dawood Ibrahim is concerned, we are in touch with US intelligence agency FBI.”

"There is already a red corner notice against Dawood Ibrahim. We have proposed a joint action with the US to arrest him. US Attorney General Eric Holder has also agreed
to this," he added.
     
Indian intelligence agencies have claimed for a long time that Dawood Ibrahim is residing in Pakistan under state’s protection, a claim, which has been repeatedly denied by the neighbour nation.

It should be mentioned here that on being asked about the prospects of arresting Dawood after a series of arrests of some of the most wanted terrorists, Shinde, with a beaming face said, “Just wait, we will bring one by one.”

Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, emerged as India's most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which was allegedly organized and financed by him.

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

(JPN/Agencies)

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