Lashkar denies involvement in Major General Alvi’s murder

May 14th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Rawalpindi,May 14 (ANI): A day after security officials in Pakistan claimed that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was involved in the murder of Major General Aamir Faisal Alvi, the banned terror outfits has denied any role in the case.

Terming the accusations as ‘baseless,’ LeT’s spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said the organization had nothing to do with the killing of the retired general, and that none of its members have been arrested as claimed by the police.

Earlier, the Islamabad police had filed a charge sheet against three persons Major (retired) Haroon Ashiq, Mohammad Nawaz Khan and Ashfaq Ahmed accusing them of being involved in the murder of Major General Alvi.

According to the charge sheet the murder was ordered by Ilyas Kashmiri who provided funds and weapons.

The trio were arrested by the police when they were trying to kidnap a businessman.

During the interrogation, the accused told police they had been ordered to kill General Alvi, who had spearheaded a commando operation against militants at Angor Adda in South Waziristan in 2004.

On November 18 last year, the car of the former commander of the elite Special Services Group was sprayed with bullets when he was en-route to Islamabad. (ANI)

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