Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim will be arrested soon, Centre constitutes 50-member special team


New Delhi: The day is not far off now when Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim will be nabbed by India. The government is learnt to have prepared a new blueprint to nab absconding underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan for over two decades.

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Meanwhile The government has constituted a 50-member special team which includes officers from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Interpol wing of the CBI. The teams have been mandated to dismantle Dawood Ibrahim’s business empire spread over several countries. 

The information about the formation of five special teams comprising of 50 members was disclosed by the government after CBI has sent judicial requests to Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, seeking information on a case against Dawood Ibrahim and his associates involved in smuggling of gutkha in several countries.

According to reports, the special teams comprise of officers from Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Interpol wing of the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department. The team are supposed to monitor Dawood and his gang member’s movement in Pakistan, UAE and other countries. The team will also monitor Dawood’s hawala network which has been spread across several countries, especially from Dubai’s, Deira market. Right now the agencies have identified 11 close associated of Dawood Ibrahim, who run the business of underworld don across the globe on his behalf. 

More than a 100 companies dealing in aviation, power, oil, construction to the garment are on the radar of RAW. The intelligence agencies have strong reason to believe that due to Dawood’s deteriorating health has confined him to Karachi. Some years ago Dawood chose to stay in Quetta, Pakistan’s tribal belt but due to improper medical facilities in the region he again shifted his base to Karachi’s Clifton road. Even in Karachi, it has been reported that Dawood’s movement is restricted. 

Dawood and his entire family, including his son Moin have been using bullet proof tinted vehicle for their movement. It has been earlier reported that Dawood’s bought six customised bulletproof Land Cruisers from Dubai for his family.

Even in Pakistan, Dawood lives in fear and could be attacked by his enemies. Due to which the Mumbai-based don had changed his identity with the help of Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence and lives with the name of Sheikh Ismail Merchant. On the orders of Pakistan’s security agencies, Dawood has stopped attending phone calls himself. His 55-year-old wife, Mehjabin Shaikh is learnt to be receiving all the calls on his behalf and passing instructions for all operations.

Last week India got an endorsement from United Nation’s which confirmed Dawood Ibrahim’s six addresses in Pakistan. A high-level Committee of United Nation’s Security Council also confirmed about various Dawood’s passports, including those issued in Pakistan. India had earlier submitted a dossier to the United Nations in which the officials had cited nine addresses in Pakistan as those frequented by Dawood of which the UN Security Council has removed three, after finding it incorrect.