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20 most wanted terrorists India wants Pakistan to extradite

Posted by :) on December 6, 2008


Even as India has put Islamabad on notice to respond to its demand for extradition of 20 most wanted terrorists ensconced in Pakistan in a week’s time, the Mumbai carnage has shifted the spotlight on top grade ultras involved in major terror acts on the Indian territory in the last decade and a half.

Though the list was first handed over to Pakistan in 2002 in the aftermath of the attack on Parliament, the Pakistani authorities have all along been playing to the gallery by either denying the presence of some wanted terrorists, or by questioning the Indian evidence.

After the Mumbai terror attack with a clear evidence of involvement of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, India has brought up the list again, making it a test case for the Pakistan establishment to prove its much- vaunted anti-terror credentials. In fact, Pakistan’s response could well determine the course of its tense relations with India.

Here is a dossier on 20 most wanted terrorists that India wants Pakistan to extradite so that they face up to terror charges against them in high-profile terrorist crimes attributed to them.

Maulana Masood Azhar: The Bahawalpur-based maulana-cum-mercenary was among three top terrorists released by India as part of the hostage release deal on the IC-814 Indian airliner hijacked by his brother and supporters to Kandhahar. Upon his release he founded Jaish-e-Mohammad that led an attack on India’s Parliament on December 13, 2001. He is also wanted for an attack on the J&K Assembly on October 1, 2001 in which 38 people were killed.

Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed: Engineer-turned-fanatic preacher is co-founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba for jihadi operations in Kashmir and against India. He also blamed for the attack on the Indian Parliament. He operates from Muridke town, near Lahore in Pakistan.

Dawood Ibrahim: An Indian underworld don, man behind the planning and financing 13 explosions in Mumbai in 1993 in which almost 300 people died. Ibrahim is wanted in connection with cases of arms supply, counterfeiting, drugs trade, funding alleged criminals, murder and smuggling. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Chhota Shakeel: A key associate of Dawood Ibrahim, he is wanted for murders, extortions, kidnappings, blackmailing businessmen and film stars in India. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

“Tiger” Ibrahim Memon: Accused of executing the 1993 Mumbai blasts, he is also wanted in several cases of murder, extortion, kidnap, terrorism and smuggling arms and explosives in India. He is currently living in Pakistan.

Ayub Memon: An accused of executing the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He is alleged to have helped his brother Ibrahim Memon carry out the blasts. He is wanted in cases of terrorism and smuggling. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Abdul Razzak: Accused of involvement in the Mumbai blasts. He is wanted in cases of terrorism and arms smuggling. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Syed Salahuddin: Resident of Badgam district in Kashmir, he is chief of Hizbul Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks on Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir. He currently operates from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.

Ibrahim Athar: A Pakistani national and an associate of Maulana Azhar Masood. He was one of the hijackers of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 from Kathmandu to Delhi in 1999. He is a member of Jaish-i-Mohammad and is wanted for hijacking, kidnapping and murder. He currently lives in and operates from Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Zahoor Ibrahim Mistri: A Pakistani national and a key member of Harkat-ul-Ansar, which later changed its name to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. He is wanted in connection with the hijacking of IC-814 and in cases of kidnapping and murder. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Shahid Akhtar Sayed: A Pakistani national wanted for the IC-814 hijacking and for kidnapping and murder. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Azhar Yusuf: Wanted in the IC-814 hijacking case and in cases of kidnapping and murder. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Abdul Karim: A Kashmiri terrorist blamed for more than 30 bomb blasts in New Delhi and parts of northern India in 1996-97. He lives in and operates from Lahore, Pakistan.

Ishaaq Atta Hussain: A close associate of Dawood Ibrahim, is wanted in connection with a conspiracy to kill Indian Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister L.K. Advani. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Sagir Sabir Ali Shaikh: An associate of Dawood Ibrahim, is also wanted in connection with the conspiracy to kill Advani. He lives in and operates from Karachi, Pakistan.

Wadhawa Singh Babbar: Chief of the Babbar Khalsa International, which was a major terrorist group during the decade-long militancy in Punjab. Hailing from Kapurthala district, Wadhawa is wanted in a string of terrorist crimes including the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in August 1995. He lives in and operates from Lahore, Pakistan.

Ranjit Singh Neeta: Hailing from Jammu, he is chief of Khalistan Zindabad Force. He is wanted in cases of murder, bomb blasts and smuggling of arms in India. He lives in and operates from Lahore, Pakistan.

Paramjit Singh Panjwar: Belonging to Tarn Taran area, Panjwar is one of the longest surviving Punjab terrorists. He is chief of the dreaded Khalistan Commando Force and is wanted in more than a dozen cases of murder, treason, conspiracy and arms smuggling. He lives in and operates from Lahore, Pakistan.

Lakhbir Singh Rode: A close relative of the militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, Rode heads the pro-Khalistan International Sikh Youth Federation, is wanted in cases of arms smuggling, conspiracy to attack government leaders in Delhi and inciting religious hatred in Punjab. He lives in and operates from Lahore, Pakistan.

Gajinder Singh: Head of the pro-Khalistan outfit, Dal Khalsa. He was sentenced in Pakistan for hijacking an Indian Airlines plane to Lahore in 1981. He is based in Lahore, Pakistan.

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