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Dawood wife’s India visit is intelligence failure: Congress

IANS | New Delhi |

The Congress on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the visit of absconding don Dawood Ibrahim’s wife to Mumbai last year, terming it a “failure of intelligence” and a “serious threat to national security”.

“This came to light few days back that Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai in 2016, for over 15 days and returned to Pakistan. The government which talks about bringing back Dawood, they did not have information that she had visited Thane and Mumbai and went back,” said Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar.

“Isn’t it failure of intelligence and a serious threat to national security. Recently, their (BJP) minister in Maharashtra Eknath Khadse had to resign for alleged links with Dawood,” he added.

“BJP leaders also attended marriage of Dawood’s relatives,” Kumar alleged.

Congress had on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government should explain how Dawood Ibrahim’s wife managed to visit Mumbai last year undetected and added that it raises questions about the credibility of the Central and the Maharashtra government as well as the state and central security agencies.