In a joint press conference, the head of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Sindh Omar Shahid Hamid and a Sindh Rangers colonel revealed on Thursday that on the instructions of MQM-London chief Altaf Hussain, a new target killing team had been formed to create law and order. the situation in Karachi.
DIG Omar Shahid Hamid told a media briefing in his office that they have reviewed reports of interrogations and cases related to terrorism, as well as intelligence reports, and they know that on orders from Altaf Hussain, a new target killing team has been formed and they are under direct control. a female worker, Kehkashan Haider.
He said the woman had passed on instructions to target the killer, and law enforcement had developed a list of people the assassin had planned. Law enforcement has started providing security to people who were targeted by hitmen, he said.
DIG said that during 2017 the Sindh Rangers had captured three targets of the MQM-London assassin who were involved in a number of targeted killings, including the murder of Rashid Mamu, chairman of the UC-13, Rafay-e-Aam Society. The three had recorded their statements under Section 164 before a judicial judge and disclosed that they carried out the target assassination on the instructions of Kehkahshan Haider, a member of London’s MQM Rabitta Committee, and that he had operated a network from the United States. America.
They further revealed that Kehkashan used to send money via Hawala Hundi and it was received by Asif Raees. Kehkashan sent $ 1,470 on CNIC Huma, the wife of their accomplice, Chand, via the Nagan Chowrangi Western Union Branch. Moreover, the defendant revealed that the instructions to kill Rashid Mamu were also given to them by Kehkashan via a WhatsApp call.
DIG Omar Shahid Hamid said they, along with Sindh Rangers and CTD Intelligence, had led a thorough investigation into the suspects’ disclosures, and through the information shared by their spies, it was revealed that Kehkahsan, who lives in the US, had established a liaison. with RAW, and the anti-Pakistan Sindhi and Baloch nationalist groups, and plans to target law enforcement and police personnel, as well as political and religious leaders in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.
He added that they also know the name of the target killer team leader, but it is too early to share on this forum. He confirmed that Kehkashan Haider had assigned an assassin to target the Pesh Imam of a mosque in Karachi.
It is further known that the Kehkashan also instructed the target assassins about the modus operandi, including using a vehicle, wearing clothes and which body parts to target. In addition, Kehkashan told the target assassins that they would pay around Rs 50,000 initially, and once the “job” was completed the amount would be Rs200,000 and they would also be provided with imported and latest weapons.
He added that for the disclosure and information obtained, CTD Sindh had registered the FIR against Kehkashan and its minions. Further investigations are underway.