A Hindustan Times report suggests that if the 24 August talks between India and Pakistan are held as per schedule, then National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is set to confront his counterpart Sartaj Aziz on Pakistan sheltering 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind Dawood Ibrahim.
What do the Indian agencies know?
- Indian security agencies claim that the underworld gangster operates out of the upscale Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi.
- The agencies are in possession of an April 205 telephone bill in the name of Dawood's wife Mehjabeen with D-13 Block-4, Karachi Development Authority, Sch-5, Chifton as the installation address.
The report claims that Dawood has three Pakistani passports and Indian agencies have images of the same to prove it.
They also possess his latest pictures that show the 59-year old without his trademark mustache and a receding hairline.
The agencies also have documents that show Dawood's family members travelled between Pakistan and Dubai.