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Dawood's brother hurt in shootout: Reports

Last updated on: June 05, 2009 16:09 IST

Anees Abraham, the younger brother of Dawood Ibrahim, has been reportedly injured in a shootout in Karachi in Pakistan. 

However, no Indian agency was willing to confirmed that Anees was shot at in Karachi. Even as the news of Anees being shot broke out, Aaj Tak television channel claimed that Anees had spoken to their correspondent and claimed the news "was baseless and he was absolutely safe".

It was stated that Anees Ibrahim, along with his brother Dawood Ibrahim, one of the accused in the Mumbai serial blasts case, went to an ATM in Karachi late last night. As they were stepping out of the car, Bhatti gang members sprayed bullets, injuring Anees grievously. Reports said Dawood managed to escape with minor injuries.

The Bhatti faction and the D-Gang have always been at logger heads due to rivalry in drug trade.

The Bhatti faction, closely associated with the Chota Rajan gang, has been trying to gain control in Karachi, considered to be a strong hold of the D-Gang.

If the news gets confirmed, then it will be a double blow for the D-Gang. It was only two months ago that Dawood Ibrahim lost another brother, Noora.

Asked to comment on the incident, Intelligence Bureau officials said they would not confirm the same.

Vicky Nanjappa