The main opposition party Congress on Saturday demanded an explanation from Narendra Modi government over absconding don Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehjabin Shaikh visiting Mumbai undetected last year.
In a video message, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Wife of [Dawood] Ibrahim, Mehajabin Shaikh came to meet her father in 2016 in Mumbai and the Modi government kept on sleeping”.
Surjewala questioned the investigative agencies and asked what CBI and RAW were doing when she visited Mumbai and left quietly.
“Wife of a terrorist, who is wanted in many terror cases arrives in India to meet her father and then goes back.”
“Why she was not arrested? Why no action was taken against her?” he asked.
“The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi), defence minister (Nirmala Sitharaman) and home minister (Rajnath Singh) must give answers,” Surjewala said.
Earlier on Friday, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of India’s most wanted don told investigators that Mehjabin Shaikh visited Mumbai in 2016 to meet her father Salim Kashmiri.
A Maharashtra anti-extortion cell headed by former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma had arrested Iqbal Kaskar from Mumbai in an extortion case.