Dawood enjoys patronage in ‘neighbouring country’: India

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |

Published: August 8, 2020 2:36:56 am

Dawood Ibrahim

India on Friday drew the UN Security Council’s attention to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company and said collective action by the international community towards threats such as the IS would serve well against similar threats. While addressing the issue of links between terrorism and organised crime during a high-level open debate at the UNSC, India said the accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts continues to enjoy patronage in a “neighbouring country”, a hub for arms trafficking and narcotics trade, along with other terrorists and terrorist entities that have been proscribed by the UN.

“An organized crime syndicate, the D-Company, that used to smuggle gold and counterfeit currencies transformed into a terrorist entity overnight causing a series of bomb blasts in the city of Mumbai in 1993,” the Indian statement said. “The success of collective action against the ISIL serves as an example of how focused attention by the international community yields results. A similar focus on addressing threats posed by proscribed individuals and entities such as Dawood Ibrahim and his D-Company, the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, will serve humankind well,” it read.

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