Underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar has been admitted to a hospital in Karachi due to severe health complications, with unverified reports suggesting a possible poisoning. The Indian and Pakistani authorities have not officially confirmed these speculations.
As of Monday, Ibrahim has been under medical care for approximately two days, occupying the entire floor of the hospital where he is the sole patient. Security measures have been significantly heightened, restricting access to only close family members and top hospital authorities.
Recent reports from Pakistani media indicate a disruption in internet services on Sunday across various parts of the country. Users faced difficulties accessing platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The outage, which affected cities like Karachi, Mir Pur Khas, Lahore, and Rawalpindi, adds another layer of intrigue to Ibrahim’s hospitalization.
Back in India, the Mumbai Police are actively seeking information from Ibrahim’s relatives, Alishah Parkar and Sajid Wagle, regarding the circumstances leading to his hospital admission. Earlier this year, Alishah Parkar revealed to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) that Ibrahim is residing in Karachi and has purportedly entered into a second marriage.
The NIA, in its chargesheet, implicated Ibrahim and his associates in controlling Karachi airport, alleging that their passports were never stamped by airport authorities. Alishah Parkar further shared insights into Ibrahim’s marital status, asserting that he has not divorced his first wife, Maizabin, who remains in contact with people through WhatsApp calls.
Parkar suggested that Ibrahim’s second marriage might be an attempt to divert attention from his first wife, Maizabin, providing the NIA with additional information about Ibrahim’s siblings, including Sabir, Noora, Mustaqeem, Iqbal, Anees, and Mohammed Humayoon.
Dawood Ibrahim, infamous for his alleged role in orchestrating the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, which claimed over 250 lives and left thousands injured, has been designated a ‘global terrorist’ by both Indian and U.S. governments since 2003. Despite being on India’s ‘Most Wanted List,’ Pakistani authorities consistently deny his presence in the country, while Indian authorities assert his residence in Pakistan’s Clifton area. The unfolding situation surrounding Ibrahim’s health adds a new dimension to the long-standing mystery surrounding his whereabouts.