KARACHI: According to sources, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has confiscated the properties of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor worth about Rs 32 million for auction.
It may be recalled that the investigation into the financing of terrorists and money laundering had revealed that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor had bought these properties using his fake identity.
The FIA had registered a case against Mullah Mansoor alias Muhammad Wali alias Gul Muhammad, Akhtar Muhammad, and Ammar under Section 11H of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Sections 420, 468 and 471 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
It may be recalled that Mullah Mansoor, who was killed in a drone strike on the Pak-Iran border on May 21, 2016, had bought five properties in Karachi, including plots and houses.
The revelation came in an FIA report submitted to ATC 2 in July last year to investigate a case involving alleged fund-raising by Afghan Taliban leaders and their associates through the purchase of property using fake identities.
Since January, the court had directed the investigating officer to attach or (confiscate) the properties of Mullah Mansoor and his two alleged fugitive accomplices Akhtar Muhammad and Ammar under sections 87 and 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
On April 24, the court ordered Nazer (judicial official) to seize Mullah Mansoor's property after the investigating officer submitted a report on the order to complete the auction process of the properties identified by the FIA.
The court had ordered that the properties be auctioned off and advertisements are published in newspapers in this regard.
Recently, when the matter came before the ATC 2 judge, the judicial observer submitted a report on the seizure of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor's property by the court.
On which the judge directed to submit a report regarding the publication of auction advertisement in the next hearing.
At the same time, the judge granted the request of the investigating officer Rehmatullah Domki to hear the case next month and fixed the hearing from June 11.
It should be noted that the Afghan Taliban leader is accused of allegedly buying five properties under false identities.