This is how India plans to tackle Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed
India may not have managed to hand over to Pakistan dossiers on Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed during the now-scrapped National Security Advisor-level talks earlier this week, but the government has prepared a strategy to tackle the D-company and the network of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind.
New Delhi: India may not have managed to hand over to Pakistan dossiers on Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed during the now-scrapped National Security Advisor-level talks earlier this week, but the government has prepared a strategy to tackle the D-company and the network of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind.
As per The Times of India, the strategy has been prepared by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
To tackle the D-company and its leader Dawood Ibrahim – India's most wanted man – the government aims to identify the syndicate's offshore assets and get them frozen.
As per sources quoted by the daily, Indian intelligence agencies have already started the process to identify the syndicate's assets in foreign locations, including in Dubai and Africa where they are believed to be concentrated.
As per reports, most of these 'benami' assets are in the name of Dawood's family members.
The plan is also to target key members of the syndicate, among them one Feroze who handles the D-company's Dubai operations.
One of the major activities of the D-company is smuggling and the strategy to tackle D-company includes putting a stop to this.
"Dawood has close links with al-Qaida as a result of which the US declared him a 'global terrorist' in 2003 and pursued the matter with the UN to freeze his assets. Dawood controls the hawala system. His syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilize India through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience," the dossier on Dawood reads, as per the daily.
The document also mentions a US treasury department report that detailed D-company's involvement in shipping narcotics to the UK and western Europe.
Other activities through which the Dawood syndicate earns money includes fake currency racket, realty and money laundering.
Target Hafiz Saeed
Meanwhile, the strategy to tackle Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed includes handing over Pakistan clinching evidence that would force Islamabad to act against him.
This includes, as per The Times of India, documentary evidence on LeT operative Sajid Majid's email to 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley, which stated that Saeed gave a go ahead to target various Indian cities. This evidence has already resulted in the conviction of Headley in a US trial.
The dossier on JuD chief prepared by India also states that Saeed met Headley several times and was briefed by the American national on the progress of 26/11 attacks planning.
India also plans to hand over to Pakistan the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, the lone Mumbai attacker to have been captured (he was later executed by India), in which he spoke of the exact role played by Saeed in the Mumbai attacks.
Saeed is reported to have personally counseled and motivated the 10 terrorists launched the attack on Mumbai on the night of November 26, 2008.