Main suspect accused confesses

KESC MD’s murder
Staff Reporter

One of the main accused in the killing of the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) Managing Director (MD) Shahid Hamid confessed to his involvement in the murder on Tuesday.
The accused, Mehboob Ghufran alias Shehzada, was arrested last month.
The suspect recorded his confession in front of the magistrate and said that four people including him had opened fire on Hamid’s vehicle. He added that the car which was used by the suspects was parked at his apartment after the crime.
In his confessional statement, he said that Saulat Mirza, Minhaj Qazi, Rashid Akhtar, Asif Bari and he were directed by Nadeem Nusrat to kill the MD on the orders of the Muttahida Quami Movement’s (MQM) London-based founder Altaf Hussain.
The accused also said that he was a member of the MQM since 1986.
He said that after Qazi’s arrest he went into hiding and added, “During the time we were hiding, Nusrat used to send money through telegraphic transfer.”
The police informed on August 26 that Ghufran was arrested from Jamshoro and he was the last accused in this high-profile murder case.
MQM’s Mirza, one of the prime accused in the murder case, was arrested by SSP Chaudhry Aslam in 1998 from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport.
During the investigation, Mirza had named his accomplices and confessed to having killed the MD. He was later executed in Balochistan’s Machh Jail in 2015 after an anti-terrorism court sentenced him to death.
Qazi, another accused in the case, was arrested by the Rangers and placed under detention for inquiry in his alleged involvement in terrorism cases.
He was later handed over to the police and was formally arrested in Hamid’s murder case

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