Da­wood nei­ther in hos­pi­tal nor crit­i­cal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Shishir Gupta

Da­wood Ibrahim, India’s most wanted crim­i­nal and an ac­cused in the 1993 Mum­bai bomb­ings, has been un­well and fre­quently vis­it­ing a hos­pi­tal in Karachi, sources said on Sat­ur­day.

Da­wood’s health came into fo­cus after overnight news re­ports that the mob boss had suf­fered a heart at­tack and was hos­pi­talised. How­ever, the sources told HT nei­ther was Da­wood in hos­pi­tal nor was he crit­i­cal.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources, Da­wood is suf­fer­ing from gan­grene of limbs and had a stroke in the past.

He is known to visit the Karachi hos­pi­tal fre­quently for med­i­cal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

The 61-year-old fugi­tive, who fled India in the 1990s and is be­lieved to have since set­tled in Pak­istan, was last seen at a party at for­mer Pak­istan crick­eter Javed Mian­dad’s house on April 19, the sources said.

Mian­dad’s son, Ju­naid, mar­ried Ibrahim’s daugh­ter, Mahrukh, in 2005.

Pak­istan de­nies Da­wood is in the coun­try.

Da­wood is be­lieved to con­trol part of the Mum­bai un­der­world that in­vests in real es­tate and the film in­dus­try.

In­dian se­cu­rity agen­cies say the ‘D-com­pany’ reaches across the bor­der into India for its ex­tor­tion ac­tiv­i­ties, ped­dles fake In­dian currency and is neck­deep in the piracy of In­dian mu­sic and films.

Da­wood’s or­gan­i­sa­tion is said to have busi­ness in­vest­ments in Pak­istan and the United Arab Emi­rates.

Da­wood Ibrahim

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