Karachi (5 December 2012): An Imam (prayer leader) of an Ahle-Hadith (Salafi Wahhabi) Masjid has been gunned down inside Islamia Mosque in New Karachi Area Sector 5E. According to reports, the attacker was nabbed red handed by the people. The killer has been identified as Kashif alias Bilal, an operative of Takfiri Deobandi terrorist groups Sipah Sahaba.
The Ahle-Hadith community as well as Sunni Barelvis, Shias and Ahmadis have been targeted by Takfiri Deobandi militants of Sipah-e-Sahaba (currently operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat under leadership of Ahmed Ludhianvi, Malik Ishaq and Orangzeb Farooqi). It is high time that Sunni, Shia, Ahl-e-Hadith, Ahmadi, moderate Deobandi, Ahmadi and Christian of Pakistan be united and take collective action against Takfiri Deobandi terrorists of Sipah Sahaba and Taliban.
KARACHI, Dec 5: Three assailants shot dead a prayer leader inside a mosque in Sector 5-C of New Karachi on Wednesday evening. One of the assailants who was caught by area people when trying to flee told police he worked for the Taliban and killed the Peshimam because the latter was an ‘informer’.
According to police, three suspects who arrived on a motorcycle walked into Jamia Masjid Islamia Ahl-i-Hadith within the remit of the Bilal Colony police station and killed Peshimam Ahsanullah, 38.
The victim was shot with a single bullet to the head causing his instant death, said police.
The assailants were trying to escape but their motorcycle failed to kick-start. The area people who had gathered outside after hearing the gunshot managed to overpower one of them. The other two managed to flee, said police.
People handed over the suspect to police. The suspect who gave his name as Kashif was first taken to the Bilal Colony police station but was immediately shifted to another location fearing his presence might cause trouble, said New Karachi SP Salman Hussain. A little later, the fears were proved right as a large number of people laid a virtual siege to the police station, demanding the suspect be brought before them, said the SP.
Because of the sensitivity of the situation, DIG-West Javed Odho held a press conference on Wednesday night and made public the information obtained from the suspect. He said the suspect had confessed to killing the Peshimam who he said was an ‘informer’. He told police that he had undergone 21-day militant training at a camp in Mansehra and was getting Rs15,000 a month. The suspect said he was working for Taliban and was in touch with them in Waziristan. Initially, he gave different names but was finally identified as Mohammad Kashif alias Bilal, said the DIG.
Police shifted the Peshimam’s body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.