India forms crack team to track Dawood

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At a recent security review meeting it was decided that a crack team would be formed to track Dawood Ibrahim and also destroy his business. A 50 member team comprising officials from the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing would be formed to track the Karachi based don and his businesses.

It may recalled that the don had recently sourced 6 bullet proof vehicles. Intelligence Bureau officials say that he has been sourcing such vehicles through Tariq his point man in Dubai since 2014. The ISI has instructed him to stay alert as there was a chance of a hit job on him, the official also adds.

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An official in the home ministry said that the plan was to track his activities. Several requests to have him extradited out of Pakistan have gone in vain, the official said.

Following the security meeting which discussed a host of issues, it was decided that a crack team would be formed to monitor the don. The team comprises 50 officials both from the R&AW and IB. The entire plan is being overseen by the NSA, Ajit Doval. A blue print too has been formed, officials say.

While on one hand the crack team would track the don on the other India would continue to build pressure on the international scene. Apart from sending extradition and judicial requests to Pakistan, India would also seek help of the international community to nab the don.

Meanwhile IB officials say that the security for Dawood has been upped in Pakistan. He does not move around too much and remains at his residence in Karachi. Similar instructions have been given to his aides such as Shakeel among others. There is also a scanner on Dawood's Dubai network which remains active. A large number of his deals have been handled by his contacts in Dubai and if India is able to crack those networks then the don will become weaker.

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