The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has reportedly prepared a dossier listing various addresses of the India's most wanted man--Dawood Ibrahim--in Pakistan, which will be shared during the talks between the National Security Advisors (NSAs) of the two countries in New Delhi on 23-24 August.
Probing deeper into the Indian claim, a leading TV news channel called up at Dawood Ibrahim's residence on Saturday afternoon, which led to the confirmation of the terrorist's presence by none other than his wife Mehjabeen Sheikh.
In reply to a question, Mehjabeen told Indian news channel Times Now that he is in Karachi. "Dawood is home. He is sleeping," the wife of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused told the news channel.
According to the news channel, its reporter made the call at 12.24 pm (Indian time).
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The investigation yet again nails the lies of Pakistan, which has always denied the presence of gangster-turned-terrorist. The report comes after the Hindustan Times published photographs of Dawood's Pakistani passport and an electricity bill bearing the name and Karachi address of his wife Mehjabeen.
According to a report, Dawood's one of the addresses in Pakistan includes an ISI-run safe house, located around 20km from capital Islamabad. The report, citing the MHA dossier, says that Karachi's upscale Clifton area is also home to the terrorist.
Even as Pakistan has been vehemently denying that Dawood is living under its nose, Indian security agencies have procured incriminating evidence that the 1993 Mumbai blasts accused lives in Karachi with his family, the Hindustan Times reported.
The agencies possess a telephone bill for April this year in the name of Dawood's wife Mehjabeen Sheikh, and the address on the bill reads as "D-13, Block-4, Karachi Development Authority, Sch-5, Clifton".
Dawood reportedly has at least two more residences in Karachi where he lives with his wife and son Moeen Nawaz and daughters Mahrukh, Mehreen and Mazia, the HT reported.
Mahrukh is married to the son of former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad.
The newspaper also published a recent photo of 59-year-old Dawood Ibrahim from his Pakistani passport, which shows a marked change in how the clean-shaven terrorist looks now compared to his moustached look in file photos that have been circulating over the last two decades.
The documents are likely to be ample proof for India when NSA Ajit Doval meets his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz in Delhi on Sunday for talks.
Earlier this year, Indian intelligence agencies had reportedly traced Dawood's calls made from Pakistan to Dubai to a drug dealer.
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also said in Parliament that "India has credible information of Dawood Ibrahim being in Pakistan".
The latest reports on Dawood's presence in Pakistan are likely to add more tension and jeopardise the NSA level talks, which have been under threat after Pakistan's brazen invite to Kashmiri separatists for a separate meeting.