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Tuesday October 04, 2022

Assassination bid of blogger: Funds laundered to hitman via Hundi from Pakistan

As many as £5000 were deposited in the account of Muhammad Amin Asif at a local private bank in Pakistan

January 18, 2022
Blogger Ahmad Waqas Goraya. -Picture courtesy Mesha Saeed
Blogger Ahmad Waqas Goraya. -Picture courtesy Mesha Saeed 

LONDON: A bank in Pakistan was used to transfer part of the agreed amount in return to purported assassination of Netherlands based activist and blogger Ahmad Waqas Goraya.

It was revealed by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to the jurors at Kingston Crown Court in a case pertaining to hatching a plot to kill blogger Ahmad Waqass Goraya.

As many as £5000 were deposited in the account of Muhammad Amin Asif at a local private bank in Pakistan by Muzamil nicked name as Mudz, the handler of the hit man. The amount was laundered via illegal channel of Hundi to the British Pakistani hit man Gohir Khan.

There is no suggestion that the private bank or Muhammad Amin Asif was aware of the real purpose of the payment but the Crown believed that Asif had taken part in the Hundi transfer. There was a delay in the payment in May 2021 as the alleged hit man Gohir and his handler Muzamil discussed the possible mode of transaction as Muzamil wanted to make transaction without disclosing his identity, said the prosecution on the third day of the trial on Monday.

On 30th of April, the alleged assassin Gohir sent account details of Muhammad Amin Asif, a resident of Chiniot, to Muzamil aka Mudz via Whatsapp. The deal for purported killing of the blogger was finalised between the two on April 30, 2021 on the following terms.

According to the deal terms, the amount to be paid for the killing of the blogger stands at £100,000. Out of which, the share of Gohir Khan tends to be £80,000 while Muzamil will receive an amount of £20,000 as a cut. Gohir will receive £5000 as an advance with conditions. Besides, £5000 bonus will be paid if the job is successfully done. In failing to execute the job successfully, the amount of £2500 will be refunded upon furnishing of bills. However, the whole amount of £5000 paid as advance will have to be refunded in case the job is not done and no bills are furnished.

Gohir Khan, according to the Crown lawyer, added a condition that all amount should be paid in British Pounds instead of Pakistani Rupees and the full payment should be made in London within 72 hours after the task is successfully executed in the Netherlands.

When Muzamil told Khan that he was waiting for a mastermind’s nod, Gohir Khan became desperate and asked him if he was on the “freeze mode” again. When Khan asked Muzamil about the payment date, Muzamil replied, “PAPA will give payment to UR person” and then Khan sent Muhammad Amin’s bank details again. In return, Muzamil sent Khan the picture of Goraya and his whereabouts in Mathenesserweg, Rotterdam 3022, Holland.

Muzamil told Khan that the job was going to make him rich in the world and thereafter. On May 20, Muzamil tried to deposit the upfront amount but he failed to do so for want of an original ID card. Gohir Khan insisted for Hundi channels to transfer £5000 However, after couple of attempts, Muzamil managed to deposit £5000 in the bank account of the person nominated by Gohir Khan.

After making a payment, Muzamil reminded Gohir Khan to do his own “Research and development (R&D)” for successful execution of the job. In addition, he assured Khan that if he succeeded in doing the job in Netherlands before the end of June, he would get a nice little cash flow.

Muzamil also promised Khan to provide him more such jobs if the one in hand is executed in a style. The court was also told that how Khan exchanged emotional messages with his wife during his second and successful attempt to enter the Netherlands via France after being deported from the Netherlands when he had arrived there on a flight to do the job as agreed.

On 17 June 2021, while Khan was on his way to board a train to Paris to go to Rotterdam, he texted to his wife Aaliyah Khan that he was executing the task for making the couple financially secure. Besides, he also expressed his love to her and told her as to how much she was important to him. He also asked her to pray for the success of his project.

Gohir Khan has accepted taking money and getting into an agreement with Muzamil but he told the police that he was only trying to make money from Muzamil and didn’t intend to assassinate Ahmad Waqas Goraya.

Comments

    Jamil commented 9 months ago

    Wow! Crown prosecution! U r able to unearth so many details of an alleged plot but unable to find true killers of Imran Farooq. Bravo! Perhaps planners of Imran Farooq r better trained than crown prosecution services.

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