Public declaration: After 3 ASWJ arrests, group gunning for CID SSP Chaudhry Aslam

Published: February 4, 2012
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Terrorist-fighting SSP Chaudhry Aslam has come under the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ)'s crosshairs.

Terrorist-fighting SSP Chaudhry Aslam has come under the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ)'s crosshairs.

KARACHI: 

One of the best compliments for a police officer is a threat.

And while there are many people across Karachi who are upset with the terrorist-fighting SSP Chaudhry Aslam, the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) became the first group to publicly declare that it would start a campaign against the Crime Investigation Department (CID) officer.

At a press conference on Friday, ASWJ’s information secretary Maulana Sikandar Shah said that the three ASWJ workers presented before the media at the CID’s Garden office on Wednesday were not involved in any crimes. He said that the CID had booked them in fake cases and had picked them up from the Super Highway.

The men were picked up in connection with the killings of three Shia lawyers that put immense pressure on the police to solve the cases. Now the ASWJ says that their men were just scapegoats. “SSP Aslam Khan has done his job and reduced the pressure put on him after the murder of Shia leader Askari Raza,” Shah said. “He should be ashamed of himself.”

He told the media that there was evidence to show that the ASWJ workers were innocent. “They were present at ASWJ’s legal adviser Ali Mama’s funeral and protest.”

Shah added that since last year, 10 of their men who dealt with legal matters were gunned down in Karachi and the authorities had promised to arrest the suspects. None of them have been arrested so far, he said.

He added that the ASWJ’s central leadership had decided to approach the apex court to help their associates and register a case against SSP Aslam Khan for booking the ASWJ workers in a fake case.

The ASWJ was formerly known as the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba. SSP Aslam’s house was attacked by a bomb a few months ago.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2012.

 

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Feb 4, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Chaudry Sahib arm yourself with a good licenced weapon and I assure you will be safe.

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  • Feb 4, 2012 - 11:59AM

    Chaudry Sahib, keep a good working licenced weapon on you and you will be safe.

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  • ahsan
    Feb 4, 2012 - 8:47PM

    Those who are talking they should also be booked,some fresh oxygen has been filled this time from some country without the conveyance of our involvement.Both needed to be fixed immediately before they gain momentum.

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  • Hasan Mehmood
    Feb 4, 2012 - 8:58PM

    I wish we had more fearless officers like him. May GOD protect him from sectarian killer outfits
    and he manages to catch as many of them as possible.

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  • Amjad Rana
    Feb 4, 2012 - 9:21PM

    Choudhary Sahib, We are proud of you! Please protect yourself from these terrorists out to destroy Pakistan. We need more officers like you. May God protect you from these monsters.

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  • Feb 4, 2012 - 11:13PM

    @ahsan: It is not about a country or b country, it is about a banned organisation with clear links to terrorism, threatening someone who is trying to do his job, and I agree with you the people behind such threats should be booked.

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  • Pinky
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:45AM

    his ‘image’ within the police department (specially with the senior and honest cops) isnt exactly squeaky clean…

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  • Pro Pakistani
    Feb 5, 2012 - 12:48AM

    Unfortunately 3 ASWJ members have now been made scapegoats in order to hide the police failure to curtail the law and order situation.

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  • common pakistani
    Feb 5, 2012 - 5:54PM

    I seriously doubt this officer is not playing cards on behalf of the establishment. I think this is just a showdown to keep his opponents silent. If he is this seroius in fighting terrorism, he has had enough time in his hands. Nothing changed since he cameRecommend

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