Narendra Modi breaks silence on Dawood Ibrahim in interview

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New Delhi, April 26: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi broke his silence on Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted man, while speaking to Sandesh News in an exclusive interview. He said the issue of bringing back Dawood to India is not something to be discussed openly.

The BJP leader cited the example of the United States, saying it never held a press conference before going after Osama bin Laden, the dreaded al-Qaeda terrorist who was hunted down on Pakistan's soil in 2011, a decade after the devastating 9/11 terror attacks.

Did the US hold a press conference before chasing Osama, Modi asked

Modi also slammed India's Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, saying the latter showed a sign of immaturity recently by speaking on the joint effort between India and the USA to try and bring Dawood back. Dawood is believed to be residing in Pakistan.

[Read: Shinde claims Dawood's arrest soon, Chhota Shakeel wishes him luck]

The BJP leader also criticised the Indian government on the Italian marines issue and questioned the special treatment which is being meted out to them. He asked why the government was silent on the whereabouts of the marines even as they have been convicted of murder and brought to India on the order of the apex court of the country.

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