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Terrorist tycoon ‘mortally afraid’ of Modi

May 26, 2014

Terrorist billionaire and organized crime kingpin Dawood Ibrahim is said to be “mortally afraid” of India’s newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi.  So much so that he has fled his longtime safe haven in Karachi for a city within the Taliban’s control on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.  Such a move suggests that Dawood Ibrahim is paying off the Taliban as an extra layer of security protection–a potentially highly lucrative arrangement for the Taliban.

As Money Jihad predicted at the end of last year, Modi’s election would, “represent a significant threat to the established criminal and terrorist underworld in India and Kashmir that are being backed by Pakistan.”  More recently, Modi has promised to crack down on illicit money, hawala, and tax evasion.  At long last, Dawood can see the writing on the wall.

From DNA on May 20 (hat tip to @RushetteNY):

Scared of Narendra Modi, Dawood Ibrahim, gang members go in hiding

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | S Balakrishnan

With Narendra Modi all set to become the prime minister, India’s most-wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim, has relocated himself to an unknown location close to the Af-Pak border, which is under the Taliban. His base has been in Karachi.

During the poll campaign, Modi had told a Gujarati news channel that he would bring Dawood to India from Pakistan if he comes to power. Now that Modi is in power, the general expectation of the intelligence community is that he will tighten the screws on Dawood. Fearing a commando-type operation, Dawood is believed to have shifted his base to a remote corner and got the ISI to beef up his security.

“With Modi coming to power, he is mortally afraid,” an intelligence official said. It is expected that Modi may seek the services of Ajit Doval, retired chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) who is known for his brilliant operational capabilities, to zero in on the don. Doval is currently associated with the Vivekananda centre in New Delhi.

BJP has already started adopting a strong position vis-a-vis Pakistan. In a recent TV debate, senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari made it clear that the new government will have “zero tolerance” to terrorism. He said the response of the new dispensation will be vastly different from that of the erstwhile Manmohan Singh-led UPA government, which was afraid to strike.

Sushilkumar Shinde, home minister in the UPA government, had only talked about bringing Dawood back to India and had claimed that the government was in touch with the FBI for it. But RK Singh, who was the then Union home secretary and is currently with BJP, had pooh-poohed Shinde’s claim. Singh too is known to be keen on targeting Dawood and is expected to help the new government in it.

It’s not only Dawood who has done the vanishing act, even many members of his gang in Mumbai have pulled out of the metropolis. Though the police is under the Congress-NCP-led Maharashtra government, central agencies can pick up people suspected of links with terror networks and organised crime.

Former IPS officer YC Pawar, the man who effected the first breakthrough in the investigation into the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts masterminded by Dawood in tandem with Pakistan’s ISI, is of the opinion that the don can indeed be brought to India. He had told dna recently: “Modi is a man of tremendous will power and a go-getter. These qualities are needed at the topmost level to operationalise a plan to eject Dawood out of Pakistan. I am not saying this as a member of BJP but as a professional cop who has dealt with organised crime for several years”…

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  1. Abdullahs’ ‘secularism’ will destroy India

    But the political situation in Kashmir Valley has changed to an extent in the aftermath of the developments which unfolded on and after May 16, including the elevation of Narendra Modi to the position of Prime Minister and virtual political extinction of the National Conference and the Congress in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The people of Kashmir Valley have realised that the time for the ruling coalition in the State and at the Centre is up and it would be only politically prudent for them to adopt a soft approach towards the BJP. In fact, a number of educated and other Muslims in the Valley have already started coming forward to support the BJP and the Government of Narendra Modi.

    All this should serve to indicate that the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is changing and at an appreciable pace and that it would not be surprising if the BJP achieves its Mission 44+. If the BJP could increase its tally from two in 1984 to 282 in 2014, why can’t it achieve its stated goal, particularly at a time when the democratic and impartial BJP is in the driver’s seat in New Delhi and many regional satraps are trying to cultivate the BJP Government? Nothing is impossible considering the unfolding developments and the fact that many Muslims voted for the BJP, not only in Gujarat but also in UP, Bihar, MP, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu, Ladakh and so on. In sum, it can be said that Jammu & Kashmir, like Haryana, Delhi and Maharashtra, is on the top of the BJP’s political agenda and that the positive attitude of the national and local BJP leadership would surely induce many Kashmiri Muslims to join the BJP or support it in the upcoming Assembly election in the State.



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