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Going for Dawood girl's wedding? Slueths are watching

Source: PTI
July 23, 2005 17:35 IST
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Indian intelligence agencies are reported to be keeping a close watch on the wedding of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's daughter with former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad's son in Dubai.

It is not clear if Dawood, who is based in Pakistan and wanted by India in connection with the Mumbai blasts, will attend the wedding of his daughter Mahrukh with Junaid on Saturday.

Interpol has already issued a red corner notice against Dawood.

According to sources, Indian intelligence agencies were keeping a close watch at the venue of the wedding and the reception at a five star hotel to know who are were attending the function, especially from Mumbai.

An expensive invitation card sent to the guests and published in a local daily in Dubai said: 'Mr and Mrs Dawood Hassan Shaikh Ibrahim have extended the invitation for the wedding ceremony of their beloved daughter with Junaid Miandad s/o Mr and Mrs Javed Miandad Insha Allah on Saturday, 23rd July 2005.'

The card said: 'Marriages are decided in Heaven and will be celebrated on Earth, Oh! Allah guide this couple to the best of happiness, understanding and success (Aameen).'

"Dummy bookings have been made at hotels so that people do not know the exact location," a Dubai resident was quoted as saying by the daily. Selected people in the United Arab Emirates, including those from the world of sport and entertainment, have been invited for the wedding.

According to the paper, the arrival of Barat (the bridegroom and his party) is scheduled for 9.30 pm and the dinner will be served at 10 pm. The guests have been requested not to bring gifts.

Miandad, who is already in Dubai, had earlier described Mahrukh as a 'well-educated and well-mannered girl whom we are pleased to accept as our daughter-in-law.'

He had said he would organise a lavish reception for the couple on August 4 in Karachi to which all relatives, friends, well-wishers and high-profile figures would be invited.

The United States Treasury has put Dawood Ibrahim on the global terrorist list, linking him to al Qaeda, in 2003.

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