23 September, 2020

'D' Lying Low In Islamabad

The Pak establishment is finding it tough to shield the don with the US listing him as 'global terrorist' and the Interpol issuing arrest warrants

Sheela Bhatt
'D' Lying Low In Islamabad
Life isn't trigger-happy for Dawood Ibrahim any more. Once comfortably ensconced in Karachi, and enjoying the hospitality of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), his enemies are now ensuring he doesn't have a settled existence. Following the ISI's interception of a 'Get Bhai Plan' by his RAW-sponsored enemies to sneak into the port city and target him, the underworld don has been made to relocate en famille to Islamabad where he now lives in a high-security zone under the ISI's covert protection.

The 'Get Bhai Plan' was masterminded by Indian intelligence in collaboration with Dawood's main business rival and former right-hand man, Rajender Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan. The plan was to be executed by Rajan's No. 1 hitman, Rohit Verma alias Michael D'Souza, whose operatives had even visited Karachi twice to carry out a recce of Dawood's hideouts there. This happened a few months after the US treasury department identified Dawood as a global terrorist in October 2003.

His inclusion in the list came as an embarrassment to Islamabad, especially as the US...


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