NEW DELHI: In a stunning revelation, Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar claimed that one of the most wanted Dawood Ibrahim wanted to surrender but the Central Bureau of Investigation did not allow it to happen.
According to Neeraj Kumar, Dawood wanted to give himself up because his rival gangs were looking to kill him once he steps foot in India and demanded safety.
Neeraj claimed to have spoken to the underworld don three times after the 1993 serial blasts which killed 300 people. “He seemed to be toying with the idea of surrendering but had one worry - his rival gangs could finish him off if he returned to India.
I told him his safety would be the responsibility of the CBI,” the former Delhi top cop told Hindustan Times. However, the chance to arrest Dawood was ruined after his bosses in CBI asked Neeraj to ‘back off’.
The former CBI director Vijay Rama Rao was quick to deny Neeraj’s claims saying that “no such offer of surrender came from Dawood Ibrahim. If it's the case, it was not brought to my knowledge."
Reacting to Neeraj Kumar’s claims Union Minister VK Singh suggested that former Police Commissioner should have said it during his tenure.