CNN-NEWS18 claims to have tracked down Dawood

CNN-NEWS18 claims to have tracked down Dawood Ibrahim

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Indian news channel CNN-NEWS18 on Wednesday claimed that it has tracked down India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim at his Pakistan-based location.

“CNN-NEWS18 has secured clinching video evidence of Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in Pakistan, a claim denied by Islamabad for 23 long years,” the news channel said in a statement released here.

The channel reportedly has used two Pakhtun men whose “names were withheld for safety reasons” to identify Dawood’s Karachi-based residence with address bungalow No. D-13 Block 4 Clifton.

The location matches with one of the five addresses mentioned by India in its dossier to Pakistan.

The channel claimed to have checked all five addresses of Dawood mentioned in India’s dossier to Pakistan, “Only one of the addresses in Karachi, D-13, Block 4, Clifton, was in a high security zone,” it said.

“Starting at Clifton Marquee, a banquet hall named after the affluent Karachi locality where Dawood lives, the CNN-News18 team stopped every 100 metres, asking about Dawood Ibrahim’s house. All those asked pointed to the same address D-13 Block 4 Clifton,” the channel said in the statement.

“They (two Pakhtun men) made four rounds separately from different directions and spotted the house of Dawood Ibrahim. During the third round of recce, they checked about Dawood Ibrahim from a streetside stall,” the statement added.

The news channel also claimed to have spoken to police officers in Karachi and the security guard at Dawood’s mansion, “all of whom confirmed that Dawood has been living in Clifton”.

The channel asserted that its “evidence is proof of how Pakistan has sheltered India’s most wanted terrorist”.

“CNN-News18 investigation reveals that Dawood’s presence in Karachi is common knowledge, which contradicts the constant denial by a series of governments in Pakistan of Dawood’s base there,” the channel said.


  1. This may be news to some illiterates like AS Beef Mathew and Praveena Pinto. It’s no secret that Dawood Ibrahim has been living in Paakistaan. Moreover, it’s no secret that Dawood has many supporters and fans on our side of border. Remember Jihaadi shaikh who is lately missing? Even after being asked by me a dozen times, he never answered my question on Dawood!! It clearly proves my point!! The terrorist nation of Pakistan is a safe zone for ‘peaceful’ terrorists. Pervez Musharraff used to be very arrogant in public denying any links between Pakistan and Osama Bin Laden. We all know how it turned out. Unfortunately, India is no USA!!

    • This WILL definitely come across as ‘news’ to THE only illiterate around – Yumreeki Warbler RampaNNA. cruel-reality-of-processing-cheap-chicken-1405381?pfrom=home-topstories

      Poor RampaNNA, doesn’t EVEN know what is happening in his backyard. Instead, he wants to point fingers at his in-laws ancestral land – Saudi and Pak. Good going ya Rampu. 🙂

  2. O R Pai and nelson, during congress regime you were pointing fingers at their leadership which is valid. But why are you both silent now. What is preventing our dynamic PM from conducting surgical strikes etc. Can you both explain.

  3. Dear Aruna,
    Your question is very valid. I don’t understand why India has failed to exploit internal conflicts within Pakistan. Surgical strikes using proxy fighters and covert operations to push Pakistan into a full chaos are the two least things that India can do. Then again, India is a divided, confused country unable to decide who the real enemies are!!!! Sri Narendra Modi has no love for pakistan. His sangha parivaara background has taught him to see the reality without any distortion unlike his predecessors in Delhi. Going by the reports, he has given a full support to Indian military to retaliate whenever there is a provocation at the border. Unfortunately, his hands are tied by enemies within. He was attacked for taking action on groups who chant ‘paakistaan zindaabad’ and call for india’s destruction in a Delhi university campus!!!!! There are groups who declared fatwa against singing vande maataram or bharat maata ki jai. There are other minority groups who support these pro-pakistan groups simply because they share a common hatred towards sanaathana dharma. Minorities in India believe that RSS with their bamboo sticks are a bigger threat than pakistan funded terrorists. Can you imagine the betrayal and outrage from these minority groups if Sri modiji takes a bold step against pakistan? Hope this helps!!

  4. If, for example, an Indian is wanted by any country for crimes he has committed there (abroad) and India has extradition treaty with that country, then after getting the relevant information the government will immediately detain that person and hand him over to the concerned country’s authorities and this process may take maximum 30 days or so. Any given country should know where its citizen accused of crimes abroad is living in India and if he is on the run, they should be able to zoom on him and arrest him, through mobile calls intercept, grilling of his relations, friends and associates.

    Pakistan is making a fool of India and everyone, that is Tom, Dick and Harry, including the beggars in Pakistan, know Dawood Ibrahim’s address.

    England prides itself as a democracy. Surprisingly, all crooks, scoundrels, criminals, gangsters are provided sanctuary by this country. There is Nadeem Saif involved in murder, economic offenders like Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya splurging public and banks monies and having a good time The fact of the matter is that England is not interested in fair play, because these scoundrels are loaded and oiling her economy.

  5. Mr. Arun,

    You have to realize that I have no vested interests in either praising or criticizing political parties. Most politicians are corrupt and they have come into politics not to serve people and change their lot, but they want to change their own lot by lining their pockets. For example, the involvement of senior Congress politicians in receiving kickbacks in Augusta-Westland helicopters purchases and other arms deals is coming to the surface. Even, the so-called clean, A.K. Antony, cleared the files in record two to three hours in order to hush up the matter to save his master’s neck and to show his loyalty to her. If Arnab Goswami of Times Now is to be believed, it was this same A.K. Antony who was responsible for not providing Eveready batteries required for the Navy’s submarines, resulting in a naval accident where submarine officers were killed. However, this man who used to speak fluently in Malayam with Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Principal Secretary, a fellow Keralite, who reported everything going on in the P.M.O. to Sonia Gandhi.

    Dr. Manmohan Singh is the most incompetent, shameless Prime Minister India has had and the way his name is being ridiculed these days, he should live underground and not show his face, to anyone or jump into Lake Baikal (considered to be the deepest lake in the world, having 20% of the earth’s fresh water reserves).

    India can easily handle Pakistan by economically strangulating it, short of going to war, which is a costly proposition. For that, Narendra Modi needs an Advisor, who is a decorated, retired or serving General of the calibre of Gen. Colin Luther Powell (Retd.), the first black man to hold the position of Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first to hold that position without being a product of Westpoint but rather R.O.T.C., the youngest to hold that position and the only one to have a life-size cut-out besides which tourists posed for photos. However, military is not accorded the due importance in India and it is the Defence Secretary, a serving I.A.S. Officer, who dictates terms to the Service Chiefs. Has he fired a pellet rifle and shot a bird for food? Has he spent time in the Siachen Glacier to understand the hardships and difficulties of soldiers and pilots and their needs?

    There have been instances of humble labourers who are flying from Abu Dhabi to India and they buy some lottery tickets and there have been instances when they have won a B.M.W. or some other fancy, branded car? What will they do with it, rather than opting for money? Similar is the case with Pakistan? They have the atom bomb, but do not have industries, educational and medical facilities, poor agricultural base, a film industry which is a joke, they are a factory that produces terrorists and provides haven for them. They just cannot use the atom bomb, unless they wish to commit harakiri and would find it difficult to fight a war for one week. Their foreign exchange reserves are just $ 20 billion and they will soon be owing to foreign financial institutins and countries nearly $ 90 billion. So, they just cannot threaten India with atom bombs.

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