New Delhi- Almost a year ago India came very close, but failed, to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim, accused by in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast.

According to CNN-IBN, a team of Indian commandos had infiltrated into Pakistan to hunt Dawood and were all set to execute the highly secret operation. Indian intelligence agencies have been trying to trace and nab Dawood ever since he fled to Pakistan, more than two decades ago, after masterminding the biggest terror strike in the country, the report said. But several attempts at extraditing him have failed over the years. Now explosive details accessed by sources of IBN7 suggests, India attempted a daring covert operation to eliminate Dawood on Pakistan's territory.

"An operation was planned in 2013 to eliminate Dawood. Nine agents were selected by RAW for the operations. The operatives were given passports of Sudan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The team was called Super Boys," claimed a source.

For the operation, RAW had sought active support from Israel's Mossad and September 13 was chosen as the date of execution, the source said. According to the source, "Dawood has been living in Karachi for years and every day he travels from his Clipton Road home to the Defence Housing Society. This was the opportunity the 'Super Boys' chose to utilize. A ‘dargah’ on the way was chosen as the spot for execution. On September 13, 2013, the nine commandos took positions across the road. The commandos not only knew details of Dawood's car but also had a latest video which exposed his present appearance." But minutes before the execution, the plan was aborted and met failure.