The close associate of Dawood Ibrahim Chhota Shakeel has confirmed that the rumours of his death are fake. The rumour mill had started churning late on Friday night when the reports of Ibrahim’s ill health emerged in Pakistani media.
It was reported that India's most wanted underworld don Ibrahim was in critical condition in Karachi, Pakistan. Reports of his health condition could not be denied or confirmed, but Chhota Shakeel has confirmed that Dawood Ibrahim is not dead.
The 61-year-old Ibrahim was reportedly admitted to Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi around 7 PM on Friday night.
As per the sources in Aga Khan Hospital, Dawood complained about uneasiness in breathing around 5 PM. At 5.30 PM his condition worsened and doctors were called in. As per the advice of the doctors, Dawood was shifted to the hospital immediately where a specialised team of doctors started treating him.
But his condition is said to be very critical. Doctors treating Dawood has termed it as a major heart attack. He has not responded to treatment till now. Aga Khan Hospital is an international hospital and one of the best private hospitals in Karachi.
As per the sources, around 6.30 PM South City Hospital and Aga Khan Hospital were turned into high security zone. Both these hospitals are 20 minutes away from each other and later on the advice of security agencies Dawood was admitted in Aga Khan hospital, sources said.
Aga Khan Hospital is just half an hour ride from Clifton where supposedly Dawood is staying in a bungalow.
Dawood is suffering from multiple ailments for a long time and sudden heart attack has worsened his health condition. As per the Indian intelligence agencies, last week Dawood was spotted in Karachi.
Who is Dawood Ibrahim
Dawood Ibrahim is the most wanted underworld don in India. Founder of criminal syndicate D-Company, Ibrahim is believed to control much of the hawala system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agents.
Much of the organisation's operations are in India.
Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the March 1993 bombings in Bombay. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a "Global Terrorist." The Deputy Prime Minister, Lal Krishna Advani described it as a major development and that India stands "vindicated." Ibrahim is currently on India's "Most Wanted List".
He was also number 3 in the World's Most Wanted List.