India, Pak in Thai legal battle over gangster

MUMBAI: Pakistan has filed an attraction in a Thailand court in the hunt for custody of Chhota Shakeel aide Mudassar Hussain Sayyed, alias Munna Zingada (50), as, it claims, he is a Pakistani national, after the similar court had dominated in favour of New Delhi’s request that the gangster be extradited to India.

Sources said the Pakistan executive filed the attraction last month difficult the Thai court’s ruling in August that Zingada was an Indian national. Originally from Jogeshwari, Zingada had attempted, at Shakeel’s behest, to kill rival gangster Chhota Rajan in Bangkok in 2000.

Zingada was arrested after the incident and sentenced to 10 years in jail. After he completed his jail time period in 2012, India and Pakistan had fought within the Thai court over his nationality.

Sources said Pakistan’s attraction may additional prolong the legal fight. “We are advised the Pakistan executive has submitted forged documents, including a local delivery and school-leaving certificate. We placed concrete proof equivalent to DNA stories and his youth pictures prior to the Thai court, which was satisfied. Now we are hoping the court will reject Pakistan’s attraction,” a senior police officer said.

Sources in Mumbai police said the Dawood gang may want Zingada out of the best way prior to he is sent to India and might try a hit. Sources say the group fears his go back to India may result in him revealing details about Dawood and his aides and offering inside details about the group, its technique and equations throughout the gang.


Zingada’s extradition is expected to help India identify Dawood’s presence in Pakistan. An intelligence supply said this is exactly why Islamabad has left no stone unturned in attempts to secure his deportation via seeking to prove he is a Pakistani national.


Pakistan has been claiming Zingada as a citizen as he had entered Thailand on a Pakistani passport bearing the identify “Mohammed Saleem”.


Rajan’s aide, Rohit Verma, was killed within the Bangkok assault, and after Zingada was arrested and sentenced, the Mumbai crime department staff had submitted a dossier on him prior to the Thai court list his criminal activities within the town between 1994 and 1997 in conjunction with “incontrovertible proof of his Indian nationality”, including passport main points, fingerprints and DNA samples of his kinfolk.


Zingada won notoriety after he shot useless a key member of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli’s political celebration, the Akhil Bharatiya Sena, in October 1997.
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