New Delhi: India's most wanted and a mastermind of 1993 Mumbai blasts, Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan's Karachi. This has been proved by an audio tape that is in possession of Zee Media.
In the audio tape, the underworld don is heard discussing money transactions with a person named Iqbal regarding a project in Dubai.
Iqbal is heard asking Dawood to give three lakh Dirham to a person whom they refer to as Yasir. Dawood then tells Iqbal that “Yasir is here in Karachi. I will tell him.”
This proves that the mafia don is very much present in Karachi otherwise why would he say that Yasir is in Karachi.
Following are excerpts from the conversion:
Iqbal - So at this moment there is an requirement of 3 lakhs Dirhams.
Dawood – Yes.
Iqbal - So as of now it would be ok.
Dawood - OK, I will send, whom is it to be given?
Iqbal - To Yasir, provide it to Yasir and I will do the needful.
Dawood - Ok, I will inform, Yasir is here only in Karachi. I will talk to him.
The conversation in the audio tape also brings up the name of another person named Amrit Singh. Dawood was talking about money being put in his account. However, as of now its not clear as to who is Amrit Singh.
Reports had revealed in July 2013 details about Ibrahim’s addresses in Pakistan.
As per reports, two addresses are in Karachi and one in Islamabad. In Islamabad his address is said to be - House no 29, Street no 22, P-6/2, Margalla Road.
In Karachi, Dawood’s addresses are said to be - Moin Palace near Abdullah Shah Ghazi Dargah in Clifton and 6/A Khyaban Tanzeem Phase V Defence Housing Area.
Reports had earlier surfaced that Dawood had been sent outside Karachi by the Pakistani establishment, which had reportedly asked him to lie low for sometime. It was said that he was hiding at Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
But with the audio tape surfacing now, it seems that Dawood is living in Karachi and has not shifted his base.
Talking exclusively to Zee Media, former RAW official RSN Singh said that he had no doubt that the voice in the audio tape belonged to the underworld don.
Also talking to Zee Media, former CBI director Joginder Sharma opined that in the court of law it has to be proved that the voice in the audio tape is that of Dawood.
Pakistan has been denying over the years that Dawood is living there inspite of India giving proof to them at regular intervals about the underworld don. Dawood had fled India after the 1993 Mumbai blasts, that claimed over 250 lives, to Dubai and is said to have later shifted to Pakistan and has since been living there under the protection of ISI.
Dawood has been designated a global terrorist by the US.