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Congress terms Dawood Ibrahim's wife's India visit an intelligence failure, questions credibility of BJP government

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the visit of absconding underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim's wife to Mumbai last year, terming it a "failure of intelligence" and a "serious threat to national security".

 Congress terms Dawood Ibrahims wifes India visit an intelligence failure, questions credibility of BJP government

File image of Dawood Ibrahim. CNN News18

"This came to light a few days back that Dawood Ibrahim's wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai in 2016, for over 15 days and returned to Pakistan. The government which talks about bringing back Dawood, they did not have information that she had visited Thane and Mumbai and went back," said Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar.

"Isn't it a failure of intelligence and a serious threat to national security? Recently, their (BJP) minister in Maharashtra Eknath Khadse had to resign for alleged links with Dawood," he added.

"BJP leaders also attended the marriage of Dawood's relatives," Kumar alleged.

Congress had on Saturday said that the Modi government should explain how Dawood's wife managed to visit Mumbai last year undetected and added that it raises questions about the credibility of the Central and the Maharashtra government as well as the state and central security agencies.

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2018 14:36:17 IST