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Top 10 Most Wanted Criminals in India

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9. Abdul Subhan Qureshi

Abdul Qureshi, born in Rampur in 1972, is an Islamic extremist bomb-maker formerly on the FBI’s most wanted list. He is now one of the most sought terrorists in India and has been dubbed “India’s Osama Bin Laden.” He was believed responsible for taking part in the explosions that occurred in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bangalore. He is accused of having ties to the Students Islamic Movement of India, India’s equivalent of al-Qaeda. He is also being investigated for his possible involvement in the bombing of trains in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. In January 2018, Abdul Subhan Qureshi was taken into custody by the Delhi Police. He was included on the Most Wanted list maintained by the NIA.

8. Yasin Bhatkal

Yasin Bhatkal is a former leader of the outlawed terrorist group Indian Mujahideen and a current convicted Indian Islamist terrorist (IM). Yasin was prominently engaged in the Pune bombing, Bangalore stadium bombing, and the 2013 Hyderabad explosions, to name a few of the attacks against civilian targets in India carried out by the jihadist group. Before his capture on the India–Nepal border on August 28, 2013, he was on the NIA’s Most Wanted list. He is now being held in the Tihar Jail in Delhi after being given a death sentence on December 19 2016, by a National Investigation Agency special court in Hyderabad for his role in the 2013 Hyderabad explosions.

7. Nambala Keshava Rao

Nambala Keshava Rao is a Maoist politician and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) sought by the NIA. He headed up the military command team as chief of staff for the party. Keshava Rao was the leader of the Maoists’ Central Military Commission and was suspected in the deaths of Telugu Desam MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former lawmaker Siveri Soma at Dumbriguda, Visakhapatnam district. The ends of 15 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district have also been linked to him. Keshava Rao was wanted by the Chhattisgarh government, who put a 1 crore bounty on his head.

6. Santosh Shetty

Fugitive gangster and drug smuggler Santosh Shetty have been arrested in Bangkok by Thai police as per several reports. He was formerly Chhota Rajan’s right-hand and is now on the country’s most-wanted list. The corpse of Chhota Rajan resident Osama Khan was discovered close to a railway station on the outskirts of Allahabad. It is believed that he was the one who provided the funding for Khan’s murder. In Mumbai, he is also accused of murder, extortion, and importing illegal substances.

5. Anees Ibrahim

Anees Ibrahim is Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother. Dawood Ibrahim is another most wanted criminal in India. He participated in every terrorist attack and criminal operation that Dawood carried out in India. Ibrahim is in charge of managing Dawood’s group and is to obtain all of the necessary financings for illegal activities in India. Anees was also a narcotics seller, and he engaged in various unlawful operations that threatened India’s internal security and were intended to destabilise the country. More than 24 homicides, extortion attempts, and drug smuggling cases are connected to him, and the police in Mumbai is looking for him in connection with these crimes.

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4. Ganapathy

Under Ganapathy’s leadership, the Communist Organisation of India (Maoist), an outlawed rebel communist party in India, rose to power and became the country’s dominant political force. The National Investigation Agency has offered a reward of Rs1.5 million for his capture. Ganapathy is high on the Indian government’s most-wanted list with his involvement in multiple Naxal activities. Ganapathy is reported to be hiding out in the Dandakaranya forest even though he has been pursued by the police and intelligence organisations of numerous states and the agencies of the government of India.

3. Tiger Memon

Tiger Memon is a criminal and terrorist, reputed to be one of the masterminds of the 1993 Mumbai bombings. At this time, he is wanted by both the Central Bureau of Investigation and Interpol. He used to be a part of the criminal organisation known as D-Company, headed by Dawood Ibrahim. After he assisted a minor drug and weapon smuggler in evading the criminal investigation section of the Mumbai Police Department by driving his car over 100 kilometres per hour on one-way highways, the smuggler gave him the moniker “Tiger.”

2. Syed Salahuddin

Syed Salahuddin now serves as the leader of the separatist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen, which is active in Kashmir. He is also the head of the United Jihad Council, a Pakistan-based group of jihadist militant groups with the goal of Jammu and Kashmir becoming a part of Pakistan. The ISI funds this organisation. Salahuddin pledged to obstruct any attempt at a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue. He also promised to train additional Kashmiri suicide bombers and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley “into a graveyard for Indian forces.” The National Investigation Agency of India has placed him on their list of Most Wanted Suspects. The United States Department of State has singled him out as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”

1. Dawood Ibrahim

The life of Dawood Ibrahim is dramatic enough to be the subject of a film: The son of a police constable becomes a Dongri hooligan, then a smuggler, then a killer, and finally the head of a transcontinental criminal organisation, landing him on both India’s and Interpol’s most-wanted lists. Ibrahim is wanted for questioning in connection with many crimes, including terrorism, murder, extortion, targeted killing, and drug trafficking. India and the United States consider him a worldwide terrorist, and in 2003 they placed a US$25 million bounty on his head for information leading to his capture or death in connection with the 1993 Bombay bombings. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and Forbes ranked him third on their 2011 list of “The World’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.”

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