Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mumbai bombs and the intelligence services

Indian intelligence officials have named a suspect they believe may be linked to the Mumbai rail blasts, according to a report on CNBC on 11 July 2006.

Officials quoted in the report say Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian Muslim with ties to al-Qaeda, was considered a suspect in the attacks.



Dawood Ibrahim, alias Sheikh Dawood Hassan, a notorious character who hails from the Indian city of Mumbai, is known to have lived in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the major port city of Pakistan, Karachi. He is also an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts in which at least 257 people lost their lives...

Dawood's syndicate... is (reportedly) involved in large-scale shipments of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe.

Dawood's underworld connects are extensive, and he "sublets" his name in Pakistan, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries, to "franchises" in the fields of drug trafficking and gambling dens...

Dawood is portrayed by US authorities as a terror ring leader under Pakistan's protection.



Iqbal Mirchi lives in Hornchurch, in England.

Iqbal Mirchi is wanted by police in India for murder and his part in a terrorist bombing campaign.

He is allegedly among the top 50 global drug barons; according to the US authorities he is the right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim, head of the 'D' company, a worldwide mafia.

Bombs in Mumbai in 1993 killed over 300 people.

Mirchi's name was linked to the bombings.

According to Mirchi: 'a senior police officer told me that my name would be attached to false charges unless I paid millions of rupees in bribes. I refused and moved to Dubai.'

Mirchi admits having met Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.

Dawood has been described as 'the most dangerous man in the world'.

As well as drugs and terrorism, the D company is involved in gold smuggling, gambling, counterfeit currency, diamond trading, contract killing, extortion and film financing.

It is said to have a 60 per cent stake in the Bollywood film industry.

Dawood is also known to have met Osama Bin Laden and, in the aftermath of 9/11, allowed his smuggling network to be used to enable senior al-Qaeda operatives to flee Afghanistan.

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1411796,00.html


1 comment:

Rahul said...

Dawood and his associates are running their 420 business in broad daylight what happend to the masterminds of the dey killers have they been brought to justice ?? dawood even has offices in many parts of dubai and even has a very porsche villa and has so many major investments worth crores of rs in many companies in dubai itself ?? whichever govt comes into power they will not have any effect on him or any of his business and above all he is being glorified by the Media and the Film Industry itself,What a pathetic situation our country is in ??

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