Modi’s image will grow, if Dawood Ibrahim is nabbed and punished, say experts

New Delhi: During his maiden visit to the UAE, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE vowed to crackdown on organized crime and terrorism.

The jont statement has a message to Pakistan which has been denying its role in 26/11, despite India submitting clinching evidence of the attackers involvement.

The Bombay 1993 serial blasts was a recent topic of gossip after one of the accused convicts Yakub Memon was hanaged.

Mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, who is reportedly hiding in Pakistan, is the next target.

India has reportedly prepared a fresh dossier on this most wanted underworld fugitive, which may be discussed during next week’s NSA-level talks.

The dossier on Dawood and his reporteds dens has been made on the basis of intelligence inputs that say there are four new safe havens are in Pakistan including two each in Islamabad and Karachi.

Three years ago, New Delhi had tracked three locations of Dawood and the same was communicated to Islamabad. But all the efforts to repatriate him went in vain.

Speaking over the possibility of Dawood being repatriated to face Indian laws, former IPS officer-turned lawyer Y P Singh said, “Though it is premature to say anything on whether Dawood will be brought back to India or not, (Prime MInister) Modi’s image will substantially go up if he succeeds.”

“It will give another severe jolt to terrorist acts if Dawood Ibrahim is brought back to India to face Indian laws,” said Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande.

“Yes, if the Prime Minister is successful in accomplishing this Mission Dawood, it will indeed be an ‘Obama-capturing Osama moment’ for him. Let’s hope that day comes soon,” said Sadhavi Khosla, a blogger-cum-political analyst.

Based on credible information, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had last May, said Dawood is in Pakistan and was being protected by the ISI.

But Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit very quickly denied Singh’s claim.

Judging the outcome of the NSA talks will be an important exercise for the future.