Sikh for Jus­tice (SFJ) ac­cuses In­dia for at­tack on Chi­nese Con­sulate in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: The US-based hu­man rights ad­vo­cacy group and pro-Khal­is­tan or­gan­i­sa­tion Sikh for Jus­tice (SFJ) has ac­cused the Modiled In­dian gov­ern­ment and In­dian in­tel­li­gence agency Re­search and Anal­y­sis Wing (RAW) for plan­ning and spon­sor­ing the at­tack on the Chi­nese Con­sulate in Karachi in a let­ter writ­ten to the Chi­nese am­bas­sador in Pak­istan, Dunya News re­ported on Sun­day.

Re­port­edly, the SFJ has strongly con­demned the at­tack and termed it ‘detri­men­tal’ for re­gional peace and se­cu­rity.

The let­ter stated that the In­dian gov­ern­ment has been in­volved in cer­tain ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties and it was not re­lent­ing.

“In­dia has been con­stantly try­ing to sab­o­tage re­gional peace for over three decades,” it added.

On Sat­ur­day, the anti-ter­ror­ism court (ATC) or­dered the Counter Ter­ror­ism De­part­ment (CTD) to com­pile and sub­mit the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port on Fe­bru­ary 8 per­tain­ing to the at­tack on the Chi­nese Con­sulate in Karachi.

Why there had been no ef­forts to catch the at­tack- ers’, the court asked, while or­der­ing the of­fi­cers strictly to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter thor­oughly and ar­rest the sus­pects.

The cur­rent re­port pre­sented be­fore the court men­tioned ‘in­for­ma­tion’ re­gard­ing the killing of As­lam Acho, how­ever, fur­ther states of hav­ing no con­fir­ma­tion or ev­i­dence.

As­lam Achoo ‘was’ a se­nior com­man­der of the banned out­fit Balochis­tan Lib­er­a­tion Army (BLA).

The re­port fur­ther stated that the flag of the BLAwas re­cov­ered from the killed ter­ror­ists.

Ear­lier on Fri­day, Karachi Po­lice Chief Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, dur­ing a me­dia brief­ing, claimed that the at­tack on the Chi­nese con­sulate was planned in Afghanistan, and ex­e­cuted with the sup­port of the In­dian in­tel­li­gence agency - Re­search and Anal­y­sisWing (RAW).

On 23 Novem­ber, 2018, three heav­ily armed mil­i­tants stormed the em­bassy and tried to broke into the Chi­nese Con­sulate in the ‘high se­cu­rity zone’ in Clifton, but were killed in an en­counter with se­cu­rity of­fi­cers.

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