"Dawood is now physically handicapped. Hence, he is keen on returning to India and he has been negotiating with the Union government as well. The government will bring him back just before the general elections and try to seek credit for it...I am not joking but it is the truth that you will realise later," he said.
According to UK news media group Mirror, Ibrahim appeared on the latest UK Treasury department’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets which was updated last month.
The mafia boss appears on the UK Treasury department's 'Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK' updated on Monday, with three recorded addresses in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based.
In an expose that ended mystery surrounding fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's whereabouts, CNN-News18's Manoj Gupta spoke directly to the gangster.
Here a transcript of the conversation between Dawood Ibrahim and CNN-News18.
Dawood Ibrahim, designated a global terrorist, lives in D-13, Block-4, Clifton, Karachi under the alias of Sheikh Ismail Merchant. And CNN-News18 just caught him on tape.
Media reports said fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim has suffered a heart attack in Pakistan.
While Singh took a hardline towards Pakistan, he was more measured when it came to China. He refused to criticize it for repeatedly blocking the designation of another of India‘s most wanted â€“ Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar â€“ as a terrorist at the United Nations.
"Those who cried hoarse when Lalit Modi fled the country should now give answers as to how Mallya fled the country. Even a kid would have known that Mallya would flee, surprising that government didn't anticipate," the party said in the editorial.
Deported after being on the run for 27 years, the 55-year-old gangster, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, was remanded in judicial custody in connection with the fake passport case.
"The decision is a slap on the city police force as the government has directly portrayed that they don't trust the city police as well as its crime branch," said a crime branch official, requesting anonymity.
The 55-year-old underworld don was arrested in Bali on the basis of a Red Corner Notice from Interpol and following a tip off by Australian authorities to the police in Indonesia.
Rajan and Ibrahim once worked together carrying out murders, extortion and smuggling weapons in Ibrahim's organisation, known as D Company.
Yakub Memon's tragic hanging would have served a higher purpose if we as a nation can rise above partisanship and get some things done right. A strong state needs to emerge from the crumbling edifice of a weak state.
It would be a national tragedy of epic proportions and a significant miscarriage of justice if Yakub Memon hangs for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Only one final decision by the Maharashtra Governor, on Memon's mercy petition, and a third appeal in the Supreme Court now stand between him and the hangman.
Jethmalani said Dawood told him that he was not involved in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and was willing to return to India to face trial but feared threat to his life. Jethmalani added that he informed then Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar about Dawood's willingness to return.
According to sources, Dawood's operations in India were run by Iqbal Mirchi who died on August 14, 2013 in London. Mirchi sold four sea-facing properties in Mumbai for over Rs 1000 crore and reinvested the money in properties in Europe.
Indian intelligence agencies have tracked down underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's house in Pakistan. Dawood is currently living at Murree Road in Pakistan.
A chargesheet filed in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case reveals that Dawood Ibrahim might have been in Pakistan till April 2013.
Delhi Police is likely to file a charge sheet in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case on Monday naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, three Rajasthan Royals players and several others.
The movie will hit theatres on Eid (August 8), thus clashing with Rohit Shetty-directed action comedy 'Chennai Express'. Though the film is reportedly based on the lives of underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan, it does not claim to portray any real life characters.
The Nassau branch of Bank of Baroda in Bahamas has denied any involvement in the alleged transfer of Dawood Ibrahim's funds.
Dawood Ibrahim's cash is washing up in the offshore banking haven of Nassau in The Bahamas - a beach paradise also known for its zero-taxes and high-secrecy banking - in an Indian bank.
Actor Sanjay Dutt's lawyer Satish Maneshinde says, "Once we receive the Supreme Court order, we will then advise Dutt. Unfortunate that this has happened. We will abide the Supreme Court's order."