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No Request Yet to Extradite Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, Says Govt

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Updated: May 14, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
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No Request Yet to Extradite Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, Says Govt
Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed.

New Delhi: Agencies investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the 1993 serial blasts in the country’s financial capital have so far made no requests for the extradition of Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, the External Affairs Ministry has said in its reply to an RTI query.

The query, PTI reported, seeks to know the action taken by the government to bring back fugitive gangster Ibrahim and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Saeed, the masterminds of the 1993 blasts and the 2008 attacks, respectively.

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"The ministry of external affairs has not received any request for extradition/deportation/return in respect of Hafiz Sayeed and Dawood Ibrahim from the investigating agency concerned in India," the ministry said.

Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 suffered injuries. He fled the country post the bombings and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan at present.

Saeed, also the co-founder of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, is accused of plotting the militant attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, in which 166 people were killed by a group of terrorists who had entered the city through a sea route.

In April, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had stated that there was no doubt that Dawood was still in Pakistan. During the last 10 years, India has sent several dossiers to Pakistan in this regard, saying Ibrahim is accused in the serial bomb blasts case.

In 2011, P Chidambaram, the then home minister in the UPA government had also stated that Ibrahim was based in Karachi. He had also said that India would continue to push its case to bring to justice the people who had planned the 2008 attack.

India has for long been advocating an extradition treaty between SAARC countries in order to ensure quick action against those involved in terrorist activities.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: May 14, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
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