Centre constitutes 50-member special team to nab Dawood

The government is learnt to have prepared a new blueprint to nab absconding underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan for over two decades.

The government has formed five new investigative teams of 50 officers. The teams have been mandated to dismantle Dawood Ibrahim’s business empire spread over several countries.


The special teams comprise of officers drawn from the Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax Department, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Interpol wing of the CBI. The team has been asked to monitor Dawood and his gang’s movement and activities in Pakistan, UAE and other countries.

The agencies have identified 11 close associates of Dawood Ibrahim, who run his business across the globe. Seven companies dealing in aviation, power, oil, construction to garment are on the radar of the investigators.


The intelligence agencies have credible information about Dawood’s deteriorating health, which has confined him to Karachi. Even inKarachi, his movement is restricted.

Dawood and his entire family have been using bullet proof car for their movement. Six customised bullet proof land cruisers have been brought from Dubai for Dawood’s family.

Dawood lives with the name of Sheikh Ismail Merchant in Karachi. He fears that he could be attacked even in Pakistan. For security reasons, he has stopped attending phone calls himself. His wife, Mehzabin Sheikh is learnt to be receiving all the calls on his behalf and passing instructions for all operations.

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