New Delhi, Aug. 18: Arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb-maker Abdul Karim Tunda has told Delhi police he met Dawood Ibrahim half a dozen times in Karachi and even visited his home, officers claimed today.
Tunda, 70, accused in a series of bombings in India in the ’90s, was arrested on Friday from the Nepal border after evading Indian police for two decades, the last 13 years of which he spent in Pakistan.
An officer said Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed, whom Tunda had known “since 1991” and met 10 days before his arrest, had arranged his first meeting with Dawood in the year 2000.
“Tunda told us Dawood invited him to his home. The mafia don was deeply impressed with Tunda’s work and asked him to handle part of his fake Indian currency network considering his wide connections in India and Bangladesh,” the officer said.
Tunda has allegedly told interrogators that Dawood is still in Pakistan where he moves around under ISI protection, and is funding terror in India. Dawood, Tunda and Saeed were on the list of 20 wanted terrorists that India handed over to Islamabad after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.