Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike, had bought a life insurance policy using a fake identity in Pakistan before his death and paid three lakh rupees as his premium. Mansoor was killed on May 21, 2016, in a US drone strike near the Pakistan-Iran border. 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 for financial assistance 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 based on fake identities. He had also bought five properties in Karachi, including plots and houses, valued at Rs three crore 20 lakh.
The report states that the investigation revealed that Mansoor had purchased a “life insurance” policy using a fake identity and given the company three lakh rupees before he was killed in a drone attack on May 21, 2016.
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 principal along with the premium so that the entire amount could be deposited in the government fund,” he said. The insurance company on Saturday deposited a check of three and a half lakh rupees in the court. Mansoor’s properties in Karachi were also auctioned on court order.
The then US President Barack Obama confirmed that Mansoor was killed in 2016 in a US drone strike in Balochistan, Pakistan.