Delhi: In a sensational revelation, which has once again nailed Pakistan's lie about underworld don and one of India's most wanted man, Karachi police officers have been heard admitting on tape that 'Dawood stays in Clifton'.
The police officers were caught on tape, which was aired by CNN-News18, saying how the mafia don was surrounded by his own security men.
They are also heard saying how Dawood Ibrahim moves around in the neighbourhood and that local police were not allowed at his bungalow in Karachi in Clifton.
The TV channel's investigations editor spoke to these officers in Karachi under the guise of DIG Mushtaq Sukhera.
First he spoke to Akbar who is supposedly the local intelligence police officer attached to the VVIP area.
He testified Dawood's address next to the Abdullah Gazi mosque.
Following is the conversation that was recorded on tape and aired by the TV channel:
Akbar: Dawood Ibrahim.
Reporter: Ok, he stays here.
Reporter: They told me you've been here for last 30 years. So you know best.
Akbar: Yes Sir. His house is very much here Sir. Proper security arrangement is also there. Sometime he comes and goes. They have constructed a mosque inside the house. We had gone to check the name of the mosque and name of the Maulana. A person came to the gate and promised to tell us everything soon. Then he came to the police station.
Reporter: Who is the Maulana?
Akbar: Some young, child-like person they sent.
Reporter: What is the name of the mosque?
Akbar: I am forgetting the name. It's written in my diary. I will see and tell you.
The cop also said that the underworld don moves around once or twice a week and it was difficult to make out who was inside the cars.
TV channel's investigations editor then talked to Zaheer, who is reportedly the duty officer at the Boat Basin police station.
He said that local police were not kept in the loop about Dawood's movements.
At the same time, he revealed that it was a top-secret operation handled by a private security team and ISI officials.
Following is the conversation with second cop Zaheer:
Reporter: So we don't know any movement?
Zaheer: One thing is sure. I am posted here from last one year. Even if he goes anywhere we don't have any information at police station level. They don't tell us about any arrival or departure. We don't know even how many people are staying inside the house.
Reporter: But Dawood is inside?
Zaheer: Yes. This is his house.
Moreover, the report said that Dawood was a regular visitor at the nearby shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
Punhun Khan, the senior manager there, was also apparently caught on tape saying the underworld don's bungalow was right next to the masjid.
Earlier, the channel in a sting operation cum investigation had reported the details of the underworld don's bungalow as follows -
- D-13, Block-4, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
- The bungalow was surrounded on two sides by vacant plots.
- It has 3-metre high walls.
- The bungalow looks similar to Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound.
Dawood is one of the most wanted man in India and is said to be the mastermind of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Despite India giving many dossier to Pakistan on the mafia don, it has been maintaining that the mafia don 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.