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Government is committed to bring back Dawood Ibrahim: Kiren Rijiju

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NEW DELHI: Government is committed to bring back fugitive ganglord Dawood Ibrahim to face law for his involvement in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said days after underworld don Chhota Rajan’s arrest in Indonesia.

Rijiju said Home Minister Rajnath Singh had already said in Parliament that government will leave no stone unturned to bring back Dawood, believed to be hiding in Pakistan with the patronage of ISI.

“Indian government is committed to bring back Dawood,” Rijiju told reporters.

The Minister of State for Home was replying to a question on when Dawood will be brought back to India to face law for his various crimes, including 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, in the wake of Rajan’s arrest.

Asked how soon Rajan would be brought back to India from Indonesia, where he was arrested two days ago, Rijiju said the laws in Indonesia and India were different and both countries were exploring them.

“We are exploring all provisions of law and bilateral agreement between India and Indonesia. The process is on to bring back Chhota Rajan to India soon,” he said.

Chhota Rajan, one of India’s most wanted gangster, was arrested in Bali, Indonesia, on a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol after eluding law enforcement agencies for over two decades.

The arrest was made on a tip off from Australian police that Rajan, the powerful aide-turned-rival of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, has flown from Sydney to Bali.

PTI