Hyderabad, July 04: Dawood Ibrahim’s deputy and most trusted aide Chhota Shakeel has claimed on Friday that his master wanted to return to India after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, but the Indian government didn’t agree.
According to Shakeel, the Indian government turned down their proposal to return after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, and now they are reluctant to come back.
“When we wanted to come back after 1993, your government didn’t allow. Bhai had himself spoken to to senior advocate Ram Jethmalani in London… baat ho gayi thi… But your ministry… that Advani played the game,” Shakeel told in an interview to The Times of India.
According to Media reports, Jethmalani have also claimed that Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel had offered to surrender to Indian authorities in the ’90s, but the then Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar had rejected the offer.
“Every time a new government comes, the first statement made by the Indian govt will be about us only. Usko leke aayenge… ghus ke laayenge… Kya hai? Bakri ka bachcha samajh ke rakha hai kya? Lana hai toh usko (Rajan) lao na,” Shakeel told the newspaper.
The Modi led government has repeatedly said that Dawood is in Pakistan and that India is will bring him back and will make him face law and order. However Pakistan has denied the presence of Dawood on its soil.
While talking Shakeel opened up on a number of issues, including involvement of Dawood in the plan hatched to eliminate his rival ‘Chota Arjun’, IPL match-fixing and his desire to continue doing “business” in India.