New Delhi: In a veiled reference to D-Company chief Dawood Ibrahim’s hiding in Pakistan, India on Tuesday told the United Nations that the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bombings was not only given state protection but was also given five-star hospitality. also enjoy.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said at the International Counter Terrorism Conference 2022 organized by the Global Counter Terrorism Council that the link between terrorism and transnational organized crime should be fully recognized and vigorously addressed.
“We have seen the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai blasts not only given security to the state but enjoying 5-star hospitality,” he said.
Tirumurti’s remarks were about D-Company and its chief Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan. In August 2020, Pakistan acknowledged Ibrahim’s presence on its soil for the first time after the government imposed sweeping sanctions on 88 banned terror groups and their leaders, including underworld dons wanted by India.
Tirumurti said the UN sanctions regime, including the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee, is critical to international efforts to curb terrorism financing, terrorist-travel and access to weapons by terrorist organisations. However, he expressed concern that the implementation of these measures remains challenging.
The Indian Ambassador said, “It is important that all sanctions regimes set up by the Council ensure proper process in their working procedures and decision making. The decision making process and enlistment/removal measures are objective, fast, reliable, evidence based and transparent. and not for political and religious considerations.
He said that a recent report by the Monitoring Group (MT) on asset freeze exemption procedures pursuant to Resolution 2560 (2020) partly points to the lack of asset freeze measures by member states due to deficiencies in the existing guidelines of the committee.
first published:Jan. 19, 2022, 8:45 a.m.