United Nations, Jul 10: India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, has said that the country has seen the mutation of Dawood Ibrahim’s criminal syndicate into a terrorist network known as the D-Company.
Mr Akbaruddin was speaking at an open debate at the UNSC on Tuesday on 'Threats to International Peace and Security: Linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime'. He said the D-Company’s illegitimate economic activities may be little known outside, but for us, such activities as gold smuggling, counterfeit currency, arms and drug trafficking from a safe haven that declines to acknowledge even his existence, are a real and present danger.
“Success of collective action to denude ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is a pointer that Council’s focused attention can and does yield results. A similar degree of interest in addressing the threats posed by proscribed individuals, such as Dawood Ibrahim and his D-Company as well as proscribed entities, including the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba, listed as affiliates of Al-Qaeda, under the 1267 sanctions regime, will serve all of us well,” said the senior diplomat.
Fugitive underworld don and dreaded terrorist Dawood Ibrahim is wanted in India in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case that killed over 200 people and left several injured. Both the US and India have designated him as a 'global terrorist'. He carries a bounty of USD 25 million on his head. (UNI)