(India), Aug 26 (ANI
): Calling upon the Pakistan Government to pay heed to the findings of the United Nations' 1267 monitoring committee which established that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim
resides and own properties in Pakistan, the India on Friday asked the Asian neighbour to extradite the "global terrorist".
"India continues to maintain that it is incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist to whom they have provided sanctuary to a very long period of time to face justice for his many crimes and we hope Pakistan will heed international opinion on this issue," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Official spokesperson Vikas Swarup
told the media here.
1267 is a sanctions committee which keeps global database of internationally designated terrorists.
Swarup said the committee continues to retain Dawood's Pakistani passport as a valid document.
"Some other records have also been updated as a result of information provided by India. Added to this listing, information pertaining to his wife's name, his father's name and several of his aliases have been added," he added.
The gangster is wanted for 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed over 250 people and has been running his underworld empire from Pakistan
since his escape from India
23 years ago.
He has been on the United Nations Security Council's sanctions list since 2003.
Dawood has also been declared a "Global Terrorist" by the US Treasury Department. He has also been included in the UN Security Sanctions List as an associate of al-Qaeda, which obligates member countries to take action.
Islamabad has consistently denied that Dawood is living in the country. (ANI