After reports suggested that the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, had been diagnosed with gangrene in his legs which has left making him immobile, former IPS officer turned lawyer Y.P. Singh on Tuesday described the Indian intelligence agencies ‘defunct.’
Singh said that the intelligence agencies had so defunct that they could not even possess a recent photograph of the underworld don.
“It is overwhelmingly apparent that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan. But whether he is affected by gangrene, this is a mere conjuncture put forward by certain quarters and also by Chota Shakeel. Unless and until, these specific facts are put to a proper verification through formidable evidence, no credence can be assigned to the entire thing,” Singh told ANI.
“What we require is specific proof otherwise everything else will be just a guess. It is unfortunate that the Indian intelligence agencies are so defunct that we don’t have a recent photograph of Dawood Ibrahim. It has been 24 years and India still doesn’t have a photograph of Dawood. The agencies have failed any information of Dawood,” he added.
Several media reports have suggested that Dawood was suffering from crippling gangrene in his legs. He’s wanted by India for his role in 1993 Bombay bomb blasts case.
According to reports, the doctors treating Dawood have said his gangrene was in such an advanced stage that they would have no option but to amputate his legs soon.
He’s believed to be under treatment by doctors from Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, and the Combined Military Hospital, Karachi.
However, Chhota Shakeel told Times of India that Dawood was ‘fit.’