Farooq Sattar appears before CTD in RAW-link probe

Farooq Sattar appears before CTD in RAW-link probe

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Karachi: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar appeared in front of officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday, investigating the establishment of links between RAW and local terrorists.

Farooq Sattar arrived at the CTD Civil Lines office with his other colleagues after being asked to appear in front of officials of the counter-terrorism department at 12:00 pm on Saturday.

He was allowed to enter the site with two of his colleagues, Muhammad Akbel Advocate and Said Azhar Hashmi.

CTD Inspector Zafar Abbas will probe the former MQM-P stalwart after two of the party activists, Naeem Khan and Imran Ahmed, arrested days before had revealed during the probe that their contact with a RAW handler was established with the assistance of Farooq Sattar.

Sattar would satisfy the investigators regarding the allegation leveled against him during the probe.

It may be noted here that two alleged terrorists of MQM, Naeem Khan and Imran Ahmed, had been arrested last month on charges of having contacts with RAW and involvement in terrorism.

During the interrogation, the terrorists had confessed their role in terrorist incidents that occurred in Karachi and Hyderabad.

In addition to naming Farooq Sattar, Anees Ahmed Advocate and other leaders, they also claimed that the former leadership of MQM Hyderabad was involved in these events.

A notice of subpoena obtained by ARY News stated that the defendant had disclosed that it had received assistance from Farooq Sattar in connection with RAW.

According to DIG CTD Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Omar Shahid Hamid, the CTD team has sent notice to Farooq Sattar’s home and his temporary residence in a local hotel.

The CTD also convened the former MQM leader Anees Ahmed Advocate, who joined the Salzamin Party of Pakistan (PSP) after breaking away from the previous party.

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