Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted don, has shifted his base to an unknown location close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as he fears that the new government under Narendra Modi will launch commando-type operations amied at capturing him, according to several news sources.
This comes after Modi, during the poll campaign, had told a Gujurati news channel that he would bring Dawood from Pakistan to India, if he becomes the next Prime Minister. Now that Modi is all set to assume power, Dawood is believed to have relocated himself to an undetectable location and got the ISI to beef up his security, reports DNA.
"With Modi coming to power, he is mortally afraid," the paper quoted an intelligence official as saying.
Dawood enjoys enormous support in Pakistan. Dawood's daughter Mahrukh Ibrahim is married to the son of former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad. Miandad's son and Mahrukh are understood to have met while studying together in the UK.
The report also stated that, in order to find the don, the new government under Modi would most probably seek the services of Ajit Doval, the retired chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), who is known for his brilliant operational abilities.
It has increasingly become clear that the new government will leave no stone unturned in zeroing in on dangerous terrorist outfits, such as Dawood's. Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, in a recent TV debate, had made it clear that the new government will have "zero tolerance" to terrorism.
According to Indian Intelligence sources, Dawood lived in Karachi, though in an exclusive interview with Mail Today, gangster Chhota Rajan who deserted Dawood's gang had said the underworld kingpin lived in the Gulf region, Daily Mail reports.