Mumbai, Feb 15 : Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's second daughter Mahreen secretly tied the knot with a Pakistani-American in Karachi's Clifton area in the first week of February, reports Times of India.
Mahreen married Pakistan-born Ayub on February 4 and the reception was held at Dawood's palatial bungalow a day later.Sources said the wedding was a low key affair and that a few selected guests including some Pakistan army and ISI officers attended it.
"It was a closed door affair at Dawood's palatial bungalow," a source said.Sources said a number of cars were parked outside Dawood's bungalow that day.Former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad, whose son is married to Dawood's first daughter, Mahroof, attended the wedding with his family.
"Besides the Miandads, Dawood's brothers and Chhota Shakeel were also present at the wedding," the source said.A few Indian and Pakistani businessmen also attended the wedding that was earlier scheduled for May.
"The date was changed after Dawood suffered a massive heart attack a few months ago. He had been insisting on Mahreen's early wedding after recovering," the source said.
Top Mumbai police officers say Dawood is living under ISI's protection. He has been living under a fake identity in Karachi since 9/11 when the US declared him a global terrorist. Pakistan government had repeatedly denied Dawood's presence in the country.Dawood is wanted for masterminding the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, the second biggest urban terrorist attack in the world after 9/11.
Dawood, who rose rapidly through the ranks of Mumbai underworld, escaped to Karachi after engineering the Mumbai serial blasts that killed 300.The Indian government has repeatedly asked Pakistan to extradite him.
Dawood managed to take his family — wife, four daughters and a son as well as certain close associates and their families — out of Mumbai. One of his daughters died of malaria in Pakistan. Dawood has not visited Dubai after 9/11, from where he controlled his illegal operations for a long time.