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Personal guard involved in attack on SP Chaudhry Aslam’s house

KARACHI: The Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) revealed that the slain SP of CID, Chaudhry Aslam’s personal security guard cum driver was affiliated with a militant group involved in attack on the Karachi’s iron man’s house.

According to the report, this was confessed by the suspects arrested for involvement in Aslam’s murder.

Four suspects were arrested and their sleeper cell chief killed during an encounter with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in a pre-dawn raid on Monday in Karachi’s Mehran Town area. During the initial course of investigation late Tuesday night, the suspects revealed SP Aslam’s personal security guard Muhammad Kamran had been affiliated with the banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

“The guard had helped LeJ in attacking Aslam’s house in Karachi’s DHA neighbourhood in September 2011,” a CTD official said, “the group paid Rs50 million to Kamran for helping them carry out an attack at his house.”

Confirmed the suspects’ confessions, CTD in-charge Raja Umer Khattab said further investigations are underway and more information will be released after the claims are verified.

Kamran, who was killed along with SP Aslam in a bomb attack in January 2014, was also involved in fitting a bomb in the top cop’s car, Khattab said quoting one of the suspects.

“Another driver was supposed to drive the car that day but unforeseen events led Kamran to drive the car and he was also killed,” a suspect was quoted as saying.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.