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Congress targets BJP, PM over Dawood's wife's India visit

Congress targets BJP, PM over Dawoods wifes India visit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Sept 23: The Congress on Saturday said the rendra Modi government should explain how absconding don Dawood Ibrahim’s wife maged to visit Mumbai last year undetected and added that it raises questions about the credibility of the Centre and the Maharashtra government as well as the state and central security agencies.”Wife of Ibrahim, Mehajabin Shaikh came to meet her father in 2016 in Mumbai and the Modi government kept on sleeping,” Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a video message.

Surjewala’s remarks came a day after the arrested brother of Dawood, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar told investigators that his sister-in-law, Mehjabin Shaikh (Dawood’s wife) visited Mumbai sometime in 2016 to meet her father, Salim Kashmiri, before quietly departing.

“Indian tiol Congress demands that Prime Minister rendra Modi and Home Minister Rajth Singh apprise the tion about the tiol security failure and circumstances in which wife of a dreaded terrorist entered and left India with complete ease, without being questioned or detained,” Surjewala said. “Let the PM state as to what responsibility has been fixed and what action would be taken,” he added. Targeting the investigative agencies of the government, Surjewala questioned: “What was CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) doing? What was Research and Alysis Wing (RA&W) doing?” Slamming the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) government, the Congress leader said: “Wife of a terrorist, who is wanted in many terror cases arrives in India to meet her father and then goes back.” He also said that this shocking revelation was made by Mumbai’s Thane police.

Surjewala also said that the me of various BJP leaders had cropped up linked to Dawood. Iqbal was arrested early on Tuesday by a crack team of the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell headed by former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma who picked him up from his Mumbai home late on Monday night in an extortion case. Congress Rajya Sabha leader Rajiv Shukla termed the matter as very serious and said that it raises questions about the credibility of the central and state governments as well as the central investigative agencies. (IANS)

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