NIA Places Rs. 25 Lakh Reward On Dawood Ibrahim, Releases New Picture
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a Rs 25 lakh reward for information on "global terrorist" Dawood Ibrahim, as well as releasing a new photograph of him. The National Investigation Agency has also offered a Rs 20 lakh reward to Chhota Shakeel of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. The reward for other terrorists Anees Ibrahim, Javed Chikna, and Tiger Memon is Rs 15 lakh each.
According to the NIA, Dawood Ibrahim and others are "actively cooperating with international terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Al Qaeda."
Last year, India informed the UN Security Council that another UN-designated terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim (who carried out the 1993 Mumbai bombings), is receiving "protection" in a neighboring country.
"An organized crime syndicate, D-Company, which smuggled gold and counterfeit currencies, overnight transformed into a terrorist entity that orchestrated the 1993 Mumbai city bombings," India said in a statement last year. More than 250 innocent people were killed in this attack, and property worth millions of dollars was damaged.
Dawood Ibrahim was the mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai bombings, in which 12 bombs exploded across the city. In this incident, 257 people were killed and over 700 were injured. Dawood Ibrahim, who has been designated a global terrorist by a United Nations Security Council committee, is hiding out in Pakistan to avoid arrest.
India's claim that Pakistan has provided it with shelter was confirmed in 2018 when Dawood Ibrahim and his Karachi address were included in the United Nations Security Council's most recent list of terrorist organizations and terrorists.