Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Arrest of Dawood’s CEO biggest catch
Rajeev Sharma
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 13
Indian security agencies have scored tactical victories with the arrests of an LeT terrorist Imran Hussain Khan and notorious criminal Shakeel Lamboo, CEO of Dawood Ibrahim in India.

Lamboo’s arrest in Mumbai on January 7 is being billed in the security circles here as “the biggest catch in recent times.”

Top sources in the Ministry of Home said today that the arrests of Lamboo and Imran Hussain Khan (who was flown to India from Dubai by the Intelligence Bureau in a special plane) have caused serious setback to ISI.

Lamboo was in charge of the D company’s smuggling operations in India and overseeing the gang’s activities.

The most sensitive task of Lamboo was to ensure the safe landings of arms, ammunition and narcotics which the ISI smuggled into India.

Ever since Dawood fled India in 1985, he had been supervising the D company’s operations. All this changed in the wake of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

When the entire Indian security paraphernalia was on the trail of those close to Dawood, Lamboo had the audacity of slipping into India from the United Arab Emirates.

Whenever he came to India he did so incognito and his movements were secretive. Lamboo, a native of Kanpur, possesses a valid Indian passport from Lucknow in the name of Lari Ahmed Shakeel.

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