Dawood still in Pakistan: CBI chief

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New Delhi, Feb 5: CBI Director Vijay Shankar today lambasted Pakistan for its uncooperative approach in matters related to terror and said it was still harbouring India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

''The kingpin of the Mumbai serial blasts Dawood was still in Pakistan,'' the CBI director said. Blaming Pakistan for harbouring several criminals wanted in India, CBI Director Vijay Shankar said the challenge before us was to bring such people to book. ''Not only Kandahar accused, even the kingpin of the Mumbai serial blast Dawood was still in Pakistan,'' he told a press meet.

Of the 124 accused in the Mumbai blasts, which left over 250 dead and another 713 injured, nearly a hundred of them have been sentenced while the rest were hiding in Pakistan which has refused to extend any support in bringing them before the law, he said.

''There should be enough pressure exerted on Pakistan to compel it to extend support in matters related to terrorism.'' It was important that the international community extends all cooperation if the global war on terror was to be met with any degree of success, he added.


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