After successfully commanding the mission to nab Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, Union Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde is hopeful of bringing India’s most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim to book.
“We will bring one by one. All will come. Just wait,” Shinde said on Monday, when asked whether there was any chance of Dawood getting arrested and brought back to India.
Dawood, who is reportedly sheltered in Pakistan by the ISI, was chargesheeted by Delhi Police in the IPL spot fixing scandal. According to sources, he lives in two safe houses provided by the Pakistani intelligence agency in Karachi. Sources added that the 1993 serial blast mastermind was recently given another safe house, in Islamabad, following pressure from the US to hand him over to India.
Shinde’s one year stint was full of surprises and security and intelligence agencies under his command managed to catch several most-wanted militants including Lashkar-e-Taiyaba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, Lashkar veteran Abdul Karim Tunda, Bhatkal and alleged IM operative Fasih Mahmood. Also, Shinde took the crucial decisions to hang 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.