Bengaluru, May 16: India has decided to start afresh. After all the confusion on the Dawood Ibrahim issue, the Home Ministry has set up a fresh team which would get all information relating to the Don turned terrorist.
The Home Ministry however would also ensure that this team not just picks up information on Dawood, but all others who are on the wanted list and are holed up in the comfort of their homes in Karachi.
While Dawood Ibrahim is top on the watch list, there are others such as Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal who are enjoying privileges in Karachi. Intelligence Bureau officials say it is important to have all details about Riyaz and Iqbal who are the heads of the Indian Mujahideen.
Although the brothers are in Karachi, they are still able to revive the Indian Mujahideen each time all of us think the outfit is dead. The current information on Riyaz is that he is living with his brother and wife in Karachi.
With regard to Dawood, the new team will collect all the information from Karachi and prepare a fresh dossier. This would be shared with the Interpol and it would be important to ensure that Pakistan placed the don under watch.
A fresh beginning:
The Home Ministry would first ensure that there is no casual talk on the issue of Dawood Ibrahim. If any statement has to be made it would be made by the Home Minister himself. Moreover officers will also be directed to refrain from making statements on Dawood and his alleged surrender claims.
The new team has been tasked with collecting information and finding his exact location. A directive has also been issued to try and nab Dawood instead of waiting to go through the regular extradition process which is not possible since the don is in Pakistan.
A cat and mouse game:
The issues relating to Dawood, Riyaz and Iqbal have been nothing short of cat and mouse games between India and Pakistan. While India has given ample proof it has become mandatory for Pakistan to reject the proof and deny that they are protecting India's most wanted people.
India has sent various dossiers to Pakistan on Dawood Ibrahim. They have shared details of his passport numbers (G866537 A1332945, A717288 and F823692) with Pakistan. Further details regarding his travel to the UAE and Yemen have also been provided in detail.
In addition this details of his address were also provided based on very specific information that had been picked up by the intelligence. Margalla Road F 6/2 Street no. 22, House number 29 in Karachi and Moin Palace, II Floor, near Abdullah Shah Ghazi Durgah, Clifton, Karachi are the addresses that the Indian agencies have listed out by the intelligence agencies of India.