KARACHI: The ‘death squad’ chief of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Abu Bakar aka Masoom Billah, has confessed to his involvement in planning and executing the bomb attack on Sindh High Court Judge Maqbool Baqar at a district and sessions court on Wednesday. Billah told the court that he had taken an explosives-laden motorcycle for the purpose of carrying out the attack on the senior judge. He said the explosives were detonated using a remote control as Justice Baqar’s vehicle began crossing a particular patch of the road. He said the motorcycle used in the attck was snatched from Surjani Town and explosives were concealed inside the silencer, headlights and in several other parts of the vehicle.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.