MUMBAI- Taking a swipe at the Centre following release of a tape claiming Dawood Ibrahim 's presence in Karachi, the Shiv Sena on Monday dared the Indian government to undertake an operation to nab evasive underworld don like the US forces eliminated Osama bin Laden.

Shiv Sena , a constituent of ruling NDA, questioned the point of following Dawood's movements without initiating action against him.

"Dreaded terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim are living in Pakistan comfortably under political cover. We do not need proof to prove that fact, no other country except Pakistan can give refuge to such people," the Shiv Sena said in its editorial mouthpiece Saamana.

"For the last many years, we have been requesting the Pakistan government to hand over these fugitive gangstersto us, but they refuse to even acknowledge their presence on Pakistan territory. But can the Indian government show the same audacity towards Dawood Ibrahim , the way US did with (Osama bin) Laden?" the Sena asked.

Government had on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim , saying the Indian government has given enough evidence against him to Islamabad.

The Sena said the "watching game" between India and terrorists hiding in Pakistan will continue unabated and will yield no results.

"Our government says it is keeping a watch on their activities? What purpose will it serve? These terrorists have kept their eye on India as well. This watching game has been happening for many years and will continue in future," it said.

In Lucknow, home minister Rajnath Singh had said India has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand over Dawood to it.

"Wait and Watch," Singh had said without elaborating, when asked about when India can get hold of him.