NEW DELHI: Renowned advocate Ram Jethmalani has made sensational claims that are sure to stir a big controversy. In his latest statement, the senior lawyer has claimed that the most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate Chhota Shakeel had offered to surrender to Indian authorities in the 90s, but the then-Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar had refused the offer. (Also Read: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim wanted to surrender after 1993 Mumbai blasts: Ex-Delhi Police Chief Neeraj Kumar)

Jethmalani, while speaking to a news agency said that the underworld men had contacted him in London with the offer that both dons should be kept under house arrest during the trial without any torture during the trial. However, he added the state government was unable to guarantee the same. (Also Read: This gangster tried in 1993 serial blasts case is holding modeling sessions in a Mumbai Court)

As the 91-year-old Indian lawyer and former India’s Union Law Minister and Chairman of Bar Council of India made these claims, different versions from the political parties have started dropping in.