NEW DELHI : Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim may join jihadi forces against India, JeM chief Hafiz Saeed’s son Talha has reportedly hinted during a recent speech.
Talha has dropped enough hint that Dawood would be actively involved in planning and executing terror strikes in Kashmir and other parts of India, ANI quoted defence experts as saying.
In a fiery speech on the occasion of Kashmir Day last month, Talha talked about a Dawood-linked Jihad on India, the report said.
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Quoting flying officer Shivali Deshpande, the report said, “He (Talha) hinted that Dawood and Jihad could be joined together and terrorism can be conducted”.
This fresh revelation has raised a big alarm for the Indian security agencies, although Dawood’s link with some of the past attacks on India has been well documented.”I don`t think there is any doubt regarding the fact that the terrorism and Dawood is far apart,” Deshpande added.
“This seems to be a big issue for the intelligence services and security forces of our country because we need to be very alert and vigilant now, especially because Dawood has also joined hands with Jamat-Ud-Dawa and jointly they will be conducting terrorist activities,” ANI quoted her as saying.
“Dawood is involved in so many terrorist attacks on India; even the United Nations has put his name in sanctions. His locations in Karachi were given to Pakistan,” another security analyst Brigadier S.K. Chatterjee said.
According to the report, a video shot on `Kashmir Day` in Pakistan on February 5 has had Indian intelligence agencies on their toes. The video reportedly shows JeM chief Hafiz Saeed’s son, Talha is seen inciting a crowd to wage war against India using Dawood Ibrahim’s name.
This is the first time that a Pakistan based terror outfit has made a direct reference to the don, the report said.“Talha asks the crowd if they wanted to become a judge, police or doctors to which the crowd says no. He then asks them if they would want to become Dawood or Burhan Wani and the crowd shouts, saying ‘yes’,” according to ANI.
The security agencies are now reportedly probing if Dawood Ibrahim and JeM are operating in tandem.