Delhi: In what can be said to be a big breakthrough for Indian intelligence agencies, the IB and R&AW have nabbed an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at the Indo-Nepal border.
The mafia don's aide, Abid Patel, was nabbed with the help of Nepal Police.
The man was nabbed with the help of Nepal Police and was allegedly responsible for gunning down of two BJP leaders in Gujarat's Bharuch district, as per PTI.
Abid Patel, brother of Javed Chikna, was nabbed when he was crossing over to Nepal, official sources said.
They said security agencies had been tracking his activities after his name surfaced in the conspiracy of the killing of the two BJP leaders.
The sleuths had information that he would be crossing over to Nepal from Bihar.
The central security agencies had taken their Nepalese counterparts into confidence and in a joint operation Abid was nabbed as he had entered into the Nepalese territory, the sources said.
He will be handed over to Gujarat Police, who will question him in connection with the murder case.
Two unidentified gunmen had shot dead former party president of Bharuch district and senior RSS member Shirish Bangali and the Bharuch district general secretary of BJP's youth wing Pragnesh Mistry on November 2.
Meanwhile, Dawood has bases in Pakistan though he keeps shifting his location from time to time, Lok Sabha was informed yesterday.
Inputs available from different agencies suggest that Dawood, a prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has bases in Pakistan and keeps changing his location from time to time, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary told the House.
He also said that India has from time to time been apprising Pakistani authorities of details concerning Dawood, including passports and his reported addresses in the neighbouring country, with the request that he be handed over for facing trial here for terrorist activities and other offences.
Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had told Parliament that the government would leave no stone unturned in bringing back Dawood.
(With PTI inputs)