New Delhi, June 8: Yesterday there were reports which suggested that Dawood Ibrahim was planning a major attack in Delhi.
The basis of the information was a letter that was written to the Delhi police claiming a henchman of the don would strike in Delhi's elite areas.
While the police did take the matter seriously, it now appears that it may have just been a hoax. The letter was written to the North West DCP by a person by the name Kamal. The police say that this is the handiwork of a miscreant.
Why would he write a letter:
A terror operation is normally planned secretly. The police failed to understand the logic of someone writing a letter before carrying out a terror strike. If they want the strike to be peaceful, why would they write and intimate the police in advance, an Intelligence Bureau official asked.
The other aspect is the man Dawood Ibrahim himself. The ISI normally assigns him for hit jobs to spread communal violence in India. He is also roped in for funds when the ISI is planning an attack through the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Moreover the ISI does not discuss terror plans with Dawood Ibrahim any longer. There is a chance of that information leaking which the ISI would not want. Dawood is a criminal businessman and with such persons information is never safe as they can sell it for a sum.
The letter had however led to an alert in Delhi. The police did a through check and even trailed an arms dealer from Pune who is alleged to have been assigned the task. However the investigations now suggest that the letter could have been a hoax.