The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who will demit office on Thursday, told PTI, “Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan. That country has given him shelter. That country is also putting hurdles in bringing him back to India to face the law”. He also said that the government is taking all the necessary steps to bring him back to India.
- Dawood Ibrahim, the fugitive, is the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case
- 260 people killed, 700+ people injured
- He fled India and has taken refuge in Pakistan since
- India has sent several dossiers to Pakistan in the last 10 years, naming Ibrahim the prime accused, in vain
- UPA Home Minister P Chidambaram had said in 2010 that Ibrahim was in Karachi
India and Pakistan are member countries of the SAARC¸ and India has long been pushing for an extradition treaty amongst this group to ensure regional cooperation in bringing terrorists to justice. But this hasn’t borne fruit yet.
The Home Secretary Mehrishi further said, “… the attitude of the Pakistan government is not in conformity with the international law. Pakistan is working against India. The legal process is on. We will get him at an opportune time”.