Dawood Ibrahim permanently living in Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

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Lucknow, Aug 22: Terror mastermind Dawood Ibrahim is permanently living in Pakistan though he may be changing locations in that country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday.

"Such people keep changing their location but he is permanently living in Pakistan," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

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Dawood permanently in Pak: Rajnath

His remarks came as media published a purported recent photograph of the underworld don claiming that Indian intelligence agencies have evidence that the terrorist and his family were living in Karachi.

Asked about the picture, Singh replied that he would not say anything without verifying it "I don't want to comment on any news," he said.

On Dawood allegedly having three passports, he said, "Such people often possess a number of passports and I have said this even in Parliament. It can be possible. There is nothing new in it."

Dawood Ibrahim is wanted in India for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and nearly a thousand injured.

He is also accused of masterminding other terror attacks and of money laundering and extortion. There is an Interpol red corner notice against Dawood for his role in the 1993 blasts.

In 2003, the US designated him as a global terrorist with links to terror groups al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

PTI

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