What TTP commander reveals about Naqeebullah Mehsud

What TTP commander reveals about Naqeebullah Mehsud

KARACHI – Banned outfits Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, imprisoned in Karachi Central Jail, Qari Ahsan has said that he never heard of any operative named Naqeebullah Mehsud.

In what has come as an important development in slain Najeeb’s case, an imprisoned operative of an outlawed organisation has denied knowing the person who was gunned down by Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar earlier this week.

Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) Additional Inspector General (IG) Sanaullah Abbasi and East Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sultan Khawaja among four members of the probe committee recorded Qari Ahsan’s statement in Central Jail.

Rao Anwar had claimed that Naqeebullah Mehsud worked with Qari Ahsan.

Sources privy to prison authorities reported that the probe team interrogated Ahsan for at least 45 minutes during which he was shown pictures of Naqeeb.

Reportedly, Ahsan told the committee that neither he met the person nor ever heard his name. He said that he never saw Naqeeb in meetings of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

On the other hand, CTD Additional IG of Administration Wing has written to national television channels asking to provide all material available in the case to assist the proceedings.