Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan: Chidambaram

Asserting that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is living in Karachi, Home Minister, P Chidambaram said Pakistan must own up to terrorists and fugitives like him and others who are in their soil.

Last Updated: May 09, 2011, 23:44 PM IST

New Delhi: Asserting that underworld don
Dawood Ibrahim is living in Karachi, India on Monday said Pakistan
must own up to terrorists and fugitives like him and others
who are in their soil.

"I think we must continue to mobilise international
opinion against all the terrorist and those who have fled the
law and those who are sheltering in Pakistan, both terrorist
and fugitives. Pakistan must own up to them...own up who is in
Pakistan soil," Home Minister P Chidambaram said.

"We have often asked Pakistan to extradite or transfer
Dawood to us. I think we know that Dawood Ibrahim lives in a
house in Karachi. I think the broad coordinates of the
location are also known. But the Pakistan flatly denies that
Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan," he said.

In the same vein, the Home Minister added that
Pakistan had also denied that Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan.
"So I don’t know what value can be attached to their denial
that Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan," he told a news channel in
an interview.

Chidambaram, however, said that as days go by,
international pressure will mount on Pakistan to admit who
Pakistan is sheltering "wittingly or unwittingly" on their
soil.

He said the India`s stand on the accused on 26/11
attack was corroborated by filing of the second chargesheet by
the US Government in the same case in an American court.

"We have asked voice samples of some of them. We have
included some of the names in the list of persons that I have
asked my (Pakistani) counterpart to apprehend and interrogate.

"So the fact the common names in the list that I
exchanged with him (Pakistani interior Minister Rehman Malik),
the list that has to be arrested and the list whose voice
samples we require, many of those names are among the five who
have been indicted by the US government," he said.

The accused identified as `Major Iqbal`, was named
along with Sajid Mir, Mazhar Iqbal and Abu Qahafa in a second
superseding indictment filed by the federal prosecutors before
a court in Chicago on April 25 last.

Besides, the indictment mentioned an unnamed
individual as "Lashkar Member D.

PTI