India has asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to New Delhi, Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Tuesday.
Shinde, who was responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, said he had a talk with Pakistan’s interior minister in this regard and had also raised this matter with Interpol.
According to the Indian media, Abdul Karim Tunda, the arrested Lashkar-e-Tayyaba’s ‘bomb expert’, has claimed that Dawood Ibrahim is still in Karachi.
Until now Pakistan has denied his presence on its soil, though Indian security agencies have repeatedly mentioned his name and details in dossiers handed over to Pakistani authorities.
According to reports, Ibrahim was based in Karachi, where he had fled after the 1993 Mumbai bombings in which 257 people were killed and over 700 injured.