As per the initial investigation by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Karachi, it has been revealed that the police suspects Sindh Bar Council (SBC) secretary Irfan Mahar’s wife’s involvement in his murder.
Irfan Mahar was shot dead by armed pillion riders as he was returning home after dropping his child to school in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar on December 2.
A day after the killing, lawyers held a demonstration at a section of the National Highway and raised slogans, calling for the killers’ arrest.
According to the report, Mahar’s brother-in-law is the prime suspect in the murder while the wife, Sahibzadi also played a major role in assisting the murder. However, she is still at large.
As per the initial investigation, the wife, Sahibzadi wanted to take control of Mahar’s properties. However, when the victim gave some of them to his brothers, Sahibzadi plotted his murder with her brother, Akbar Mahar.
In the latest development, the CTD said one of the two suspects is the brother of the late Mahar’s wife, who had confessed during interrogation that he had received the directions and money to kill him from both his sisters.
According to the suspect, Mahar would behave harshly with his wife and she was annoyed with his behaviour. He told police that his sister gave him Rs220,000 for executing the job that helped him arrange a bike and a pistol.
He claimed that the husband of her younger sister had arranged another man, who was paid Rs40,000.
The police stated that Akbar Mahar murdered his brother-in-law Irfan Mahar with the help of his relative, Rahim Bux Mahar and other associates, Wajid Jakhro and others.
As per the sources, the police have also detained an official of the Sindh Bar Council, Additional Secretary Parvez Memon, in connection with the same case.
The police further revealed that they have recovered the murder weapon, a 30-bore pistol, the motorbike used to assassinate Mahar, helmets worn by the suspects and the records of Akbar Mahar and his aides staying in a Karachi hotel, while the Call Data Record (CDR) of the suspects have also been received.
As per CTD statement, “on the day of the incident, the victim’s wife informed her brother after Mahar left home to drop off their child at school. Subsequently, Mahar was targeted by his wife’s brother and his accomplice who was riding the bike”
As per the details of the murder, on December 2nd, SBC secretary Irfan Ali Mahar was killed in a gun attack near his house in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.
The incident took place in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 13. Mahar was being shifted to the hospital when he died on the way.
According to the police, the accused had fired several shots in a row at Mahar and escaped.
Lawyer Naeem Qureshi had said Mahr, 45, returned to Block 13 in his car where the two suspects on a motorcycle fired shots at him while he was sitting in his car.
Police had received closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage of the shooting of the lawyer in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. In the video, the accused can be seen wearing helmets. One of them can be seen firing at a car.