Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that there was no confusion as far the whereabouts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim were concerned.
The Home Minister added that he will try and clarify government’s stand tomorrow and if not then on Monday.
“Wanted to clarify this before also,” he said, as per ANI.
After making a statement in Parliament on May 05 that they were not aware of the location of Dawood – India’s most wanted fugitive, the government did a U-turn on the same day and said that the underworld don was very much in Pakistan.
“Dawood is in Pakistan. Government’s stand is consistent that he’s in Pakistan: MoS Home Kiren Rijiju had said, adding, “Do not misconstrue a statement based on specific question. Do not misconstrue intention of government.”
He had maintained that the government was pursuing the case very seriously and there had been no lapses.
“Indian government has been providing information about his whereabouts to Pakistan,” Rijiju had said, as per ANI.
The minister had also pointed out that the agencies in Pakistan were not cooperating with India. “It is well known to everybody,” he said.
Rijiju’s made the above statements to the press in the evening after Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary had said while replying to a written question of BJP MP Nityanand Rai that “the subject has not been located so far. Extradition process with regard to Dawood Ibrahim would be initiated once the subject is located.”
The written reply referred to Dawood Ibrahim as an accused in the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993 and noted that a Red Corner Notice was in existence against him.