Delhi, Aug 17: Yesterday it was Iqbal Mirchi, Dawood's yes-man who died of an heart attack in London and today it is his Lashkar aide Abdul Karim Tunda. No, the latter did not die of a heart attack, but was arrested by a Special Cell of Delhi Police from the Indo-Nepal border Friday night. Following this, he was produced at a Delhi court.
Accused for 40 bomb blasts in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi in the 1990s, Tunda was the 15th most-wanted terrorist among the 20 odd named in the dossier handed over to Pakistan after the 26/11 attacks.
Born and brought up in western Uttar Pradesh, he was picked up by the ISI and indoctrinated into terrorist activities in the 1980s. His forte involves improvising explosive devices. The dossier claims, he is also connected to two other terrorist groups-Jaish-e-Mohammad and Markaz al-Dawa, also known as Jamat-ud-Dawa.
Of what it seems, Dawood's aides are gradually leaving his side-either due to illness or because of police. So do we call it a gradual end of the Dawood era?