Mumbai: India’s most wanted underworld gangsters Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel have been summoned to appear before the Patiala House Court.
According to an advertisement published on Thursday in the Mumbai edition of a national newspaper both the gangsters are required to appear before the court to answer the complaint on or before June 16.
The advertisement said, “Proclamation is hereby made that the said accused Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Shaikh Shakeel @ Chhota Shakeel of FIR No. 20/2013 are required to appear before this Court to answer the said complaint on or before 16.08.14.”
Interestingly, the ad mentioned Dawood’s earlier address in Dongri area of Mumbai.
Pakistan has outrightly rejected claims about Ibrahim’s presence in their country.
Dawood is wanted in a number of cases by Indian security agencies including the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, has emerged as India’s most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which he allegedly organised and financed. An INTERPOL red corner notice is still pending against him.
According to the US, Dawood maintains close links with terror outfit al-Qaeda. As a result, the US declared him a “global terrorist” and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets across the world and crack down on his operations.