Committee set up to probe into video of MQM ‘target killer’

Thelaywala claims in the video of having met the CM after his arrest in 2017


​ Our Correspondent November 23, 2019
PHOTO: Reuters

KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief AIG Ghulam Nabi Memon has constituted a committee to investigate the release of the video containing suspected mass murderer, Yousuf alias Thelaywala's statement, in which he claims to have met Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah after his arrest in 2017.  ­­

The committee is headed by East District DIG and comprises Special Investigation Unit SSP Noman Siddiqui, District West Investigation-II SP Tariq Nawaz and East District Investigation-I SP Irfan Zaman. The officials constituting the committee have been tasked with finding out the perpetrator of the "conspiracy" involving the recording and the release of the video. They have also been assigned the responsibility to investigate the intent behind releasing the video.

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Additionally, the committee has been asked to identify the officials whose negligence led to the release of the video and gather information pertaining to the number of cases registered against Thelaywala.  It has also been directed to probe into the reasons for Thelaywala's release after his arrest in 2017.

The committee was ordered to submit its initial findings to Karachi AIG by yesterday (Friday) evening. Members of the committee will hold a meeting today (Saturday) in the morning, following which they will submit a final report to the Karachi Police chief.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2019.

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