GANDHINAGAR: India on Thursday said that its stand on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, wanted for the 1993 Mumbai blasts, was still same and the fugitive gangster will be brought to justice wherever he is.
"Our stand about Dawood Ibrahim is still the same, that he is an absconder from justice. We have not forgotten what he has done, that is the Mumbai terror attacks.
"Be assured that at some stage he will be brought to justice wherever he is," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in response to a question about India's stand on Ibrahim, especially after an audio clip, purportedly showing that he was in Pakistan, emerged recently.
Asked about the missing Indians in Iraq, he said the Union Government was pursuing the matter. "We all are working on this issue. But the situation is what it was when we briefed you last time. We keep getting information from various sources that some Indian nationals are there in that region...
But we don't have any concrete information on what is their status today," he said.
"We will never forget these people and pursue this matter. We will not give up our quest to find them. Once we verify the information, we will share it with their relatives as well as public," added Akbaruddin.