Bangkok [Thailand], Oct 14 (ANI): The extradition of one of the key aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to Pakistan has brought the bilateral ties between India and Thailand under a cloud, according to a media report.
The Thai based ‘The Nation Thailand’ in its report dated October 11 has said: “Thailand finds itself caught in the crossfire after a bitter battle in Bangkok between India and Pakistan for the extradition of a convicted criminal.”
The newspaper quoted an India government source as saying that “New Delhi was miffed by the outcome and feared the turn of events could cast a shadow over bilateral ties.”
“We offered to fly both his parents by a special jet so that Thai authorities could do DNA testing in Thailand. Unfortunately, that offer was turned down,” the source added.
Jhingada had served 16 years in prison in Thailand. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison for an attempt on underworld don Chhota Rajan’s life. Jhingada’s sentence was reduced to 16 years through separate pardons and he was released from prison in 2016 but a request for his extradition was already filed by India in 2012.
"The location of Dawood Ibrahim is not a secret. Time and again, for the last several years, we have presented to Pakistan a list of people who are there in their country. We have asked repeatedly that he should be handed over," Kumar had said while addressing the media some time ago. (ANI)