India fails to get US support on Dawood Ibrahim
ISLAMABAD: Indian Intelligence Bureau Director K P Singh has returned from America without much success in seeking US help to mount pressure on Pakistan to deport Dawood Ibrahim, allegedly involved in Mumbai blast, sources said.
Mr Singh was in Philadelphia from October 21 to 26 to attend an international conference of intelligence and investigative agencies under the auspices of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Source said American officials refused to listen to Mr Singh and rather sided with Pakistan’s point of view. Mr Singh’s efforts to establish links between Pakistan and Al Qaeda at the international forum also proved futile in view of Pakistan’s substantial contribution towards an international war on terrorism, sources said.
New Delhi has been trying to involve Pakistan in the recent Mumbai blasts by accusing Islamabad of harboring Dawood Ibrahim, but Pakistan has categorically denied Indian accusations. —APP