Print Edition - 2012-05-10  |  The Economist

Cops say Faizan, Jamim, Ansari cases interlinked

- BINOD GHIMIRE, Kathmandu
Cops say Faizan, Jamim, Ansari cases interlinked

May 9, 2012-

Murderers of Faizan Ahmad, the general secretary of the Islamic Association, have a close nexus with people who killed media entrepreneur Jamim Shah and who tried to kill National Television Chairman Yunus Ansari, police investigations have revealed. The police have identified four persons, including three Indians, who were behind Ahmad’s murder.

Ahmad, 42, was gunned down near Ghantaghar in the Capital on September 26 last year, while Shah was murdered at Lazimpat on February 15 two years ago.

Making public its report on Ahmad’s murder after eight months on Wednesday, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police said there was a link between Ahmad’s assasins, Shah’s killers and Manmeet Singh Bhatiya who fired a shot at Ansari.

The CIB has detained a key person—Dhan Bahadur Thapa Magar, 27, of Goshwara-6, Ramechhap—behind the incident and made public names and pictures of those who masterminded Ahmad’s murder.Magar had taken around a Nepal-based “Indian mastermind” and two shooters in his taxi and helped them hide their weapons, police said. According to CIB Chief Deputy Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal, Fahad Alam (28) a permanent resident of Ajamgadh in Uttar Pradesh in India had fired at Ahmad and the whole thing was planned by Nepal-based Indian national Aditya Pal aka Subash/Yogesh (32), a native of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

“Trilok Singh, aka Babbu, (52) of Uttar Pradesh is the main intercontinental perpetrator of the Ahmad murder,” he said. “However, we cannot ascertain the motive behind the murder, unless we arrest Pal, Alam and Singh.”


Published: 10-05-2012 09:02

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