Pakistan is trying to make all efforts to prevent the extradition of Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Jabir Motiwala to the United States. Reports said Pakistan High Commission in London is making all efforts to thwart the extradition of Motiwala. Sources close to Indian agencies had said that Pakistan feared that once Motiwala is extradited to the United States, the Karachi businessman will reveal the entire nexus between global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s ISI.
The Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday had started the extradition trial of Karachi businessman Jabir Motiwala. The FBI officials have recorded the statement of Motiwala. The US government official has revealed how the 51-year-old Pakistani national traveled from Karachi to America to meet the three American Pakistani FBI agents to set up drug deals and money-laundering and underworld crime charges.
However, the defence lawyer has claimed that Motiwala was suffering from acute depression and cannot be flown to the US to face money laundering, drug trafficking, and other charges. Even the doctor had confirmed that he treated Motiwala for depression. His lawyer had said that he belonged to a respectable family and his grandfather and father were pivotal in setting up Karachi Stock Exchange. Jabir Motiwala had denied the allegations of his involving in the extortion and drug-related cases. Last year, in August Jabir Motiwala, was arrested from Hilton by Scotland Yard’s Extradition Unit on US government’s request. The FBI has been probing him in several cases including money-laundering, extortion, and drug-related cases.