Dawood Ibrahim`s sister plea for fresh passport rejected

Delhi High Court dismissed fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim`s sister Haseena Ibrahim Parker`s plea challenging the union government`s decision against issuing her a fresh passport.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 22:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed
fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim`s sister Haseena
Ibrahim Parker`s plea challenging the union government`s
decision against issuing her a fresh passport.

Justice S Muralidhar dismissed Parker`s plea on the
ground that she did not pursue her plea in the court.

"For the last several hearings, none appeared for the
petitioner (Parker). It seems she is not interested in
pursuing the matter anymore," Justice Muralidhar said while
dismissing her plea.

Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs had filed an
affidavit before the court saying Parker cannot be issued a
fresh passport as she might "misuse" it to help her brother`s
criminal activities.

"She may travel abroad and misuse her passport for
aiding and abetting criminal activities of her brother and his
associates and, therefore, keeping in mind the security of
India and public interest at large, the passport has not been
issued," the affidavit maintained.

PTI