London, May 4: India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai terror attacks, has emerged as the world's second most wanted man, next only to a Mexican drug lord, after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
According to The World's Most Wanted list published by The Guardian, like bin Laden, Ibrahim “may well be based in Pakistan.”
“The most wanted man in India heads up a 5,000-strong organised crime network called the D-Company that is involved in everything from drugs trafficking to contract killing in Pakistan, India and the UAE,” the publication said.
“He is currently on the Interpol wanted list for organised crime and counterfeiting, besides association with al-Qaeda. According to Washington, Dawood uses the same smuggling routes as al-Qaeda, and has worked with both the mother organisation and its off-shoot Lashkar-e-Taiba, responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. He is also suspected in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people and wounded 713.”
After the death of Osama, Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo Guzman is World's most wanted man.
“El Chapo” or “Shorty” heads an international drug trafficking organisation, the Sinaloa cartel, and became Mexico's top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel. PTI