Dawood May Be in Pakistan, But Why Should We Help India: Musharraf

“India has been killing Muslims and Dawood Ibrahim has been reacting,” said Pervez Musharraf.

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Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

In a recent interview with a Pakistani news channel, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf hinted that wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim might be in Pakistan. However, he explicitly denied the possibility of any assistance to India in the matter, ANI reported.

India has been accusing Pakistan for long. Why should we now become good and assist them? I don’t know where Dawood is. He must be here, somewhere. India has been killing Muslims and Dawood Ibrahim has been reacting.

Fugitive underworld don Ibrahim, key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is in Pakistan and that country is creating hurdles in getting him back to India to face the law here, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi had also said on 30 August.

Mehrishi said the government is taking all required action so that Ibrahim could be brought back to India.

The home secretary said the "attitude" of Pakistan was not in conformity with international law and it is working against India in Ibrahim's case.

Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured. He fled India post the bombings.

In April, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had stated there was no doubt that Ibrahim was still in Pakistan. During the last 10 years, India has sent several dossiers to Pakistan in this regard, naming Ibrahim as the accused in the Mumbai blasts case.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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