New Delhi: As news of Dawood Ibrahim’s willingness to surrender to Indian authorities and subsequent rejection by Sharad Pawar started surfacing, it seems that the Govt is making yet another attempt to get the dreaded fugitive back.
As per our sources in Home Ministry, an informal communication has been sent to Dawood Ibrahim in an attempt to get him back to India. The gangster had laid down some conditions on previous occasion, and the Home Ministry now seeks to address those issues. A government official on condition of anonymity said, “It’s true that we have been trying to get in touch with Dawood. On previous occasion he had asked that he be kept at his house instead of jail. However, even now that is not possible. But we are trying to convince him that our jail facilities have improved and they are comparable to any 5 star hotel. I recent times we have had so many corruption cases and a number of high profile politicians have been to jail, that we had to upgrade our facilities. So, Mr. Dawood can rest assured that he won’t have any complaints.”
Our reporter also spoke to the superintendent of Tihar jail about the facilities provided to high profile inmates. He said, “We have introduced many facilities such as ‘Parole on Demand’, where our inmates just need to send a WhatsApp message and their request is processed. We are proud to say that Sanjay Dutt in Yerwada and Manu Sharma in Tihar have been granted parole through this new facility. Our jails are Wi-Fi enabled with unrestricted access to Twitter and Facebook. We have also completely overhauled our menu for our high profile guests. We serve Chinese, Continental, Mexican, Thai and Italian cuisines in addition to the regular Indian meals.”
Apart from comfortable jail stay, Home Ministry has also assured that Dawood Ibrahim will be provided the best of lawyers to fight his case. Judges will also be given instructions to schedule hearing dates taking into consideration Mr. Ibrahim’s other commitments.
With Indian courts introducing flexi-timings, where court working hours are extended to facilitate quick response to high profile cases, coupled with 5 star facilities in jails, this would be one offer Dawood Ibrahim will find hard to refuse.