New Delhi, May 13: In the wake of revelations that India's most wanted Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan, back here P Chidambaram said that even if that was confirmed, Pakistan will not hand him over to India.
A sting operation conducted by CNN-18 News, whith the help of two Pakhtuns, identified Dawood's Karachi-based residence with address bungalow no. D-13 Block 4 Clifton.
Chidambaram said, "The whole world knows that Dawood Ibrahim has an address in Pakistan. In fact, we have shared it with the Pakistan government. They have of course denied it. Many people have confirmed that this is the house in which he stays. He stays between Pakistan and Dubai."
He further added, "You think they are going to put him on a platter and hand him over to you? This is not a failure of any Indian government. The problem is with Pakistan. No Pakistan government is going to admit that Dawood has sought refuge in their country."
Of the five addressed provided in the dossier in India, only one of the addresses- D-13, Block 4, Clifton, was in high security zone.
The channel said in a statement, "Starting at Clifton Marquee, a banquet hall named after the affluent Karachi locality where Dawood lives, the CNN-News18 team stopped every 100 metres, asking about Dawood Ibrahim's house. All those asked pointed to the same address D-13 Block 4 Clifton. They (two Pakhtun men) made four rounds separately from different directions and spotted the house of Dawood Ibrahim. During the third round of recce, they checked about Dawood Ibrahim from a streetside stall."
The News Channel also seemed to have spoken to police officers in Karachi and the security guards at Dawood's mansion. All of them confirmed that Dawood stayed there.
The Channel said,"CNN-News18 investigation reveals that Dawood's presence in Karachi is common knowledge, which contradicts the constant denial by a series of governments in Pakistan of Dawood's base there."