Mansoor bought life insurance in Pakistan before being killed in US drone attack: report

Mulla Akhtar Mansoor had bought a life insurance policy in Pakistan using a fake identity. (Photo courtesy- News18)

Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the head of the Afghan Taliban who was killed in a US drone attack, bought a life insurance policy in Pakistan before his death.

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    December 13, 2020 10:18 PM IS

Islamabad Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone attack, had bought a life insurance policy in Pakistan (Pakistan) using a fake identity before his death and had a premium of three lakh rupees as his premium. Had paid Mansoor was killed in an American drone attack near the Pakistan-Iran border on May 21, 2016. He became the head of the Afghan-Taliban in July 2015. Information about the insurance policy was received during the hearing of a case against Mansoor and his fugitive comrades on Saturday to give financial help to terrorism. The ‘Dawn’ newspaper reported that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against Mansoor and his accomplices. The insurance company provided this information to the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi during the hearing of the case.

During the investigation, it was found that Mansoor and his associates used to help in collecting funds for terrorist activities by buying properties on the basis of “fake identities”. He also bought five properties including plots and houses worth Rs.320 million in Karachi. The report states that the investigation revealed that Mansoor had purchased a “life insurance policy” using a fake identity before being killed in a drone attack on May 21, 2016 and had given the company three lakh rupees. .

In the report, sources were told that the insurance company had expressed a desire to return the main amount received from Mansoor and gave the investigators a check of three lakh rupees to be deposited in the court so that this amount could be deposited in the government fund. “However, the investigators returned the check and asked the company to pay the premium along with the main amount so that the entire amount could be deposited in the government fund,” he said.

Also read: 25 people injured in a massive explosion in Rawalpindi, PakistanThe insurance company deposited a check of three and a half lakh rupees in the court on Saturday. Mansoor’s properties were also auctioned in Karachi on the court’s order. The then US President Barack Obama confirmed that Mansoor was killed in 2016 in a US drone attack in Balochistan, Pakistan.

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