INDIA’S MOST WANTED DAWOOD IBRHIM
Pune 02 Dec 2017 (PCP NEWS) : Dawood at one point of time in his career, was a name everyone would fear, he would often be told about respective areas that would be run by particular gangs, he was quite confused because if these areas were being run by gangs then where were the areas under the police’s jurisdiction? Don could not be looked at as a heroic vigilante as he was nothing more than a terrorist, said Former CBI director Anil Sinha.
Sinha also added that, back in the day, every self-respecting Babu knew that in order to maintain their standards, they could not afford to be associated with Dawood. “As police officers, we should think that nothing is impossible and bringing Dawood to justice is one of them. In order to bring Dawood to justice, the CBI needs to adopt extraordinary measures,” said Sinha.
Sinha also mentioned that, political differences between politicians and the government should not come in the way of national interests. “India is not some rogue nation and we need to follows laws properly. One way of achieving this is by creating congenial ties with other nations.” Without mincing his words, Sinha said that a terrorist is a terrorist and there were no good or bad ones. “They are terrorists and they cause harm to society and they should be brought to justice. In the same way Dawood cannot be looked up to as some sort of heroic vigilante because at the end of the day, he loots and murders.”
Further Sinha also added that India has inverted challenges it faces in terrorism, the nation is still stuck on conventional understandings of terrorism. “The act has spread to the digital world where a person’s identity can be hijacked and they can become liable to crimes they did not commit. It is time we increase the ambit to include these sorts of terrorists.” Indian government has set up an initiative that recognizes excellence on the force and has started to train those who have shown outstanding performance in their field for more intense operations, said Sinha.
Speaking about Dawood’s grip on the underworld now, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik said calling Dawood a don right now is only a namesake. “There was a time when Dawood was involved in every industry. But it is not like this anymore. One of his last major involvements was back in 1993,” he said.
Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said that,“Dawood and his likes defined everything to the extent where they were glamoured by films. They have lost their former glory but there was a time when their names would crop up in everything. Whenever there were any firings, the name of D-Company wasn’t very far away,” Whether Dawood is relevant or not in the underworld can be debated, but the theme of one of the debates at Agenda Aaj Tak 2017 was about bringing crime lords like Dawood, who are too powerful and are always out of reach of the law, to justice and whether this could ever be a reality. PCP/DJ 17 30