3 Suspected Dawood Ibrahim Aids Held In Delhi For Plotting To Kill Shia Waqf Board Chief

| April 13 , 2018 , 11:58 IST

Three people associated with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim were arrested on Friday on charges of conspiring to kill Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi. 

As per the reports, the aides, identified as Arif, Abrar and Saleem, were arrested on the bases of inputs provided by the Intelligence Bureau.

Reports claimed that one of these three aides was on the radar of special cell for past 5 months.

DCP Special Cell Delhi said "Three arrested on charges of conspiring to kill Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi on behest of Dawood Ibrahim. Weapons were also recovered from all three of them."

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Earlier this year, Rizvi had alleged that he was receiving death threats after his remarks on madrassas.

In January, Rizvi wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to bring all Islamic religious institutions under the ambit of the general education system.

Rizvi in his later claimed that madrassas in the country are major sources of churning terrorists. He said, "Some of known Pakistan and Afghan terrorists are products of Deobandi madrassas which are endorsed by Muslim hardliners promoting separatism and radicalisation of Muslim community in the country."

According to the reports, Rizvi had received a life threat call, allegedly from gangster Dawood Ibrahim's henchman, threatening to eliminate him and his family if he did not withdraw his statements on madrassas and apologize to Muslims. He had filed a complaint with call records to the police after the alleged threat.

Rizvi in his previous statements supported the construction of Ram Temple on the disputed territory in Ayodhya. Rizvi said that such groups should go to Pakistan who was against the construction of the Ram Temple.

"Those who want to spread Jihad in the name of the mosque must go and join the forces of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief," Rizvi said.

He alleged that fundamentalist Muslim clerics are trying to destroy the country and they must migrate to Pakistan and Afghanistan.