India must now raise voice in UNSC: Ujjwal Nikam

Mumbai, Aug. 23 : With the UN committee accepting six of nine addresses listed by India for underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam today said it is high time for New Delhi to act against Islamabad, which has always been in a denial mode.

"When our sources have clearly disclosed that he is residing in Pakistan, UN panel has confirmed through their channel.

Now, if Pakistan is not ready to extract him or deport him then we should raise our voice in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) on how Pakistan is deliberately promoting the terrorist sector in India and the US Government should also stop all the aid to Pakistan," Nikam told ANI here.

"Now, the UN panel has confirmed his address which was provided by India. Now, let me tell you very frankly the name of Dawood Ibrahim was first time revealed in the terrorist activities in the 1993 Bombay bomb blast," he added.

Three of nine addresses provided by India to the United Nations Sanctions Committee as addresses of Dawood in Pakistan have been found to be incorrect.

A UN Committee has struck off three addresses from the list provided by India, while confirming the remaining six addresses in the dossier.

One of the addresses, which have been dropped by the UN Security Council's Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee, was found similar to that of a residence of Pakistan's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.

The addresses were included in a dossier prepared by India in August last year that had listed nine residences of the underworld don in Pakistan as evidence to show that he is indeed holed up in the country.

Source: ANI