Dawood Ibrahim
The most wanted underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. (File picture)Creative Commons

India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has been living in his bungalow in the Clifton suburb of Saddar Town in Pakistan's Karachi city, CNN News 18 reported, based on its sting operation.

The people who carried out the sting operation interviewed locals and Ibrahim's security guards, and videotaped it. Ibrahim is reported to be living in a high-security zone of the posh locality, and the channel has described his house to be similar to that of slain terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

According to the news channel, Ibrahim's address is D-13 Block 4, Karachi Development Authority, Clifton, Karachi.

Through the sting operation the news channel reported that everyone, including Pakistani officials, know the whereabouts of the underworld mafia, who is wanted in India in connection with a series of bomb blasts in Mumbai on March 12, 1993. At least 257 people were killed and several others were injured in the bombings.

The Indian government said the video confirms what it had been saying for many years. New Delhi had, on several occassions, told Islamabad Ibrahim was in Pakistan, and asked that he be handed over to India. Even gangster Chhota Rajan, who was arrested in November last year, claimed Ibrahim was in Pakistan. However, Pakistan has denied the claims.

"The news reports referred only corroborates the facts that were already available with us. We will continue to pursue this matter and we expect Pakistan to hand over this international terrorist to us," the Times of India quoted Minitry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup as saying.

"Dawood Ibrahim is a UN-designated global terrorist and a fugitive from Indian law, at several point of time his details have been shared by the Indian government with the government of Pakistan," he said.