Delhi: In a sensational revelation, India Today Group have said that they have accessed call records of four landline numbers registered at underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's mansion in Karachi, Pakistan and some Indian politicians feature on the list.
The call records are for a seven-month period starting 5 September 2015 to 5 April 2016.
If the report is to be believed, then prominent Indian political leaders from Maharashtra feature on the list.
At the same time, analysis of the most dialed numbers reveal that members of the mafia don's family have been frequently calling numbers in India.
The call details have supposedly been made available to the India Today Group by a Vadodara based ethical hacker Manish Bhangale and his partner Jayesh Shah.
They reportedly hacked into a Pakistani telecom company's database.
The report further says that the media house has cross-checked the telephone numbers that were provided to them with senior officials from India's premier intelligence agencies.
The four telephone numbers are registered in the name of Dawood's wife Mehjabeen Shaikh and have been given by the media house as follows - 021-3587**19, 021-3587**39, 021-3587**99, 021-3587**99.
The above numbers belong to Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and bills have been generated for these numbers till March 2016.
The analysis of ten most frequently dialed international numbers for 021-3587**19 shows that in March 2016, a bill of Rs 5689.53 was generated on it.
And out of the ten most dialed international numbers, five were in India and four were located in United Arab Emirates (UAE), as per the report.
On the other hand, one belongs to a top international bank in the United Kingdom.
In further revelation, the report says that one number reportedly belongs to a senior Maharashtra leader from a major political party.
However, the media house has withheld his name.
Ethical hacker Manish Bhangale was quoted by India Today as saying - "I was able to get the call records of the telephone numbers registered at Dawood Ibrahim's address by hacking into the website of PTCL and typing in the Customer Identity and Exchange Code for the telephone numbers that were registered in Mehjabeen Shaikh's name. The public directories of Pakistan also show that these numbers are registered at the same Clifton address. Dawood does not have telephone connections in his own name. All the connections are in the name of his wife."
Bhangale adds - "It is very clear that Dawood and his family are in constant touch with people in India. Now the cops should investigate the numbers of the politicians and the others who are receiving calls from Dawood."
Dawood is one of the most wanted man in India and is said to be the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
He is said to be living in Karachi but despite India giving many dossier to Pakistan on the mafia don, it has been maintaining that Dawood is not in their country.
There is also an Interpol red corner notice against Dawood for his role in the 1993 blasts.
In 2003, US designated him as a global terrorist with links to terror groups.