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India’s Most Wanted Terrorist: Dawood Ibrahim Died After Poisoning Bid In Karachi

The alleged mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai blasts, Dawood Ibrahim, is believed to have passed away, according to sources with high credibility who informed ABP LIVE. The reported demise occurred in a Karachi hospital in Pakistan on a Sunday, where Dawood was taken urgently after being suspected of poisoning. Sources suggest that Dawood likely breathed his last between 8 pm and 9 pm (IST) at the hospital.

Despite these reports, there is no official confirmation of his death at this time. Dawood, one of India’s most wanted terrorists, has purportedly been residing in Pakistan for an extended period, a fact consistently denied by Islamabad. In January of this year, Ibrahim’s nephew reportedly informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that Dawood was residing in Karachi and had entered into a second marriage.

Coinciding with these rumors, there was a nationwide disruption of internet services in Pakistan on Monday, adding weight to the speculation surrounding Dawood’s health. However, some reports attribute the service disruptions to a rally by PTI. Notably, Pakistani journalist Arzoo Kazmi suggested in a video that the interruption of Twitter, Google, and YouTube services indicates an effort to conceal a “major incident” and emphasized Dawood’s critical condition in the hospital.

Dawood, the orchestrator of the global terrorist network known as ‘D Company,’ orchestrated the 1993 bombings in Mumbai, causing the death of over 250 people and leaving thousands injured.

According to the National Investigating Agency (NIA), the syndicate is implicated in various illicit activities, including drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, and arms smuggling. Dawood has been officially labeled a “global terrorist” by both India and the United Nations, with a bounty of $25 million on his head.

The Rise Of Dawood Ibrahim From Mumbai’s Dongri 

Emerging from the underbelly of Mumbai to become the kingpin of organized crime in the 1990s, Dawood’s life has captured significant attention, inspiring several films such as Shootout at Lokhandwala and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, depicting the notorious gangster.

Born in 1955 and raised in Dongri, a central Mumbai slum, Dawood delved into theft and criminal activities from a young age. He quickly became a trusted associate of Haji Mastan, a prominent Mumbai underworld figure.

Driven by ambition, Dawood eventually turned against Mastan, orchestrating the killing of his gang members. This power struggle escalated into widespread violence in Mumbai in 1984, forcing Dawood to seek refuge in Dubai.

In 1993, a year after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya by activists of the Vishva Hindu Parishad and allied organizations, Mumbai was rocked by 13 bomb explosions, claiming around 250 lives.

Following the blasts, Dawood found himself on the FBI and Interpol’s most-wanted lists, prompting him to flee Dubai to avoid arrest. Reportedly seeking asylum, he escaped to Karachi, where the Pakistani government provided him refuge.

John Collins
John Collins
John is an esteemed journalist and author renowned for their incisive reporting and deep insights into global affairs. As a prominent contributor to City Telegraph, John brings over 5 years of experience covering diverse geopolitical landscapes, from the corridors of power in major capitals to the frontlines of conflict zones.

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