The US, on Tuesday, told a London court that India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan

New Delhi: The US, on Tuesday, told a London court that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan. The US admission corroborates India's vehemently stated position that the D-company operates and carries out anti-India activities from Pakistan. The US admission took place during an extradition trial of a top Dawood aide from the UK.

During the trial about the extradition of Dawood's aide, one Jabir Moti, 51, who is lodged in a UK jail awaiting extradition to the US, barrister John Hardy, appearing on behalf of the US government also listed out the details of the D-Company and the illegal activities it is involved in in the US.

“The FBI in New York is investigating D-Company which is based in Pakistan, India and the UAE. The head is Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian Muslim living in exile in Pakistan. He and his brother have been fugitives from India since 1993 and over the past 10 years, D-Company operatives have conducted operations in the US, specifically money laundering and extortion. The FBI investigation has revealed Motiwala reports directly to Dawood and extortion, debt collection and money-laundering are his main jobs," Hardy was quoted as saying by Times Of India.

As reported earlier, India has, on several occasions, appraised the international community about the whereabouts of the fugitive gangster in Karachi. In fact, according to a Times Now TV report in March last year, the Pakistan government has also provided a safe house to Dawood in a Karachi suburb.

According to a Hindustan Times report in 2015, the Indian security agencies had also cited fresh evidence including a telephone bill and a copy of a Pakistani passport which indicated that Dawood Ibrahim and his family were in Pakistan.

The telephone bill also mentioned Dawood's address as D-13, Block 4, Karachi Development Authority, Sch 5, Clifton. The bill was issued by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited in the name of Mehjabeen Shaikh, Dawood's wife.