Mansoor had bought life insurance in Pakistan before he was killed in a US drone strike

Mullah Akhtar Mansoor had bought a life insurance policy in Pakistan using a fake identity. (Photo courtesy – News 1)

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

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    December 1, 2020, 10: 1:18 pm IST

Islamabad Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the Afghan Taliban leader who was killed in a US drone strike, had bought a life insurance policy in Pakistan using a fake identity card before his death and had a premium of Rs 1 lakh. Mansoor was killed in May 2016 in a US drone strike near the Pakistan-Iran border. In July 2015, he became the head of the Afghan-Taliban. Information about insurance policy was obtained during the hearing of a case filed against Mansoor and his fugitive comrades for providing financial support to terrorism. The Down newspaper reports that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered a case against Mansoor and his associates. The insurance company had provided the information to the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi during the hearing of the case.

The investigation revealed that Mansoor and his accomplices had assisted in fundraising for terrorist activities by purchasing property on the basis of “fake identities”. He also bought five properties in Karachi, including a house worth Rs 202 million. The report said Mansoor had bought a “life insurance policy” using a fake identity before being killed in a drone strike on May 21, 2016 and paid the company Rs 300,000. .

In the report, the insurance company expressed its desire to return the principal amount received from Mansoor and handed over a check of Rs 3 lakh to the investigators in court so that the amount could be deposited in the government coffers, the source said. “However, the investigators returned the check and asked the company to pay a premium including the principal amount so that the entire amount could be deposited in the government coffers,” he said.

Also read: Two injured in blast in Rawalpindi, PakistanOn Saturday, the insurance company deposited a check of Rs 3.5 million in the court. Mansoor’s property was also auctioned in Karachi on a court order. The then US President Barack Obama confirmed that Mansoor was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s Balochistan province in 2016.

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