In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that Dawood Ibrahim’s illegitimate activities from a “safe haven” that refuses to acknowledge even his existence pose a real danger.
India said that it called for a focussed attention to address the threats by the D-Company, the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Terrorist organisations are increasingly involved in lucrative criminal activities such as trading in natural resources and human trafficking to raise funds, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said on Tuesday.
Similarly, criminal groups are joining hands with terrorists and are providing services such as counterfeiting, illicit financing, arms dealing, drug trafficking and smuggling terrorists across borders, he said at the Security Council debate on “Threats to International Peace and Security: Linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime”.
“In our own region, we have seen the mutation of Dawood Ibrahim’s criminal syndicate into a terrorist network known as the D-Company.
“The D-Company’s illegitimate economic activities may be little known outside our region, but for us, such activities as gold smuggling, counterfeit currency, as well as arms and drug trafficking from a safe haven that declines to acknowledge even his existence, are a real and present danger,” Mr Akbaruddin said.
He emphasised that the success of a collective action to…