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Dawood’s wife visit to India: Congress calls it ‘intelligence failure’

The Congress said the Narendra Modi government should explain how Dawood Ibrahim’s wife managed to visit Mumbai undetected.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2017 22:57 IST
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Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai in 2016 for over 15 days and returned to Pakistan. (File Photo)

The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government on Sunday over the visit of absconding don Dawood Ibrahim’s wife to Mumbai last year, terming it a “failure of intelligence” and a “serious threat to national security”.

“This came to light few days back that Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai in 2016, for over 15 days and returned to Pakistan. The government which talks about bringing back Dawood, they did not have information that she had visited Thane and Mumbai and went back,” said Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar.

“Isn’t it failure of intelligence and a serious threat to national security. Recently, their (BJP) minister in Maharashtra Eknath Khadse had to resign for alleged links with Dawood,” he added.

“BJP leaders also attended marriage of Dawood’s relatives,” Kumar alleged.

The Congress on Saturday said the Modi government should explain how Dawood Ibrahim’s wife managed to visit Mumbai last year undetected and added that it raises questions about the credibility of the Central and the Maharashtra government as well as the state and central security agencies.

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 22:57 IST