Reminders Sent to Pak About Haren Pandya's Killers

Reminders Sent to Pak About Haren Pandya's Killers
The government has sent a reminder to the Pakistani authorities about some men wanted in the Haren Pandya murder case, who are believed to be hiding in that country.

Official sources here said a reminder was recently sent through the Interpol about certain men who are wanted in the case of murder of the senior Gujarat BJP leader.

The sources, however, termed the reminder as a routine procedure and said information was sought years ago and nothing has come forward yet.

Rasool Khan alias Party, a Pakistan-based gangster, is alleged to be a key figure in the killing of former state home minister Haren Pandya in 2003.

He is said to have organised training for youths involved in the murder of the BJP leader, who was shot dead at a park here on March 26, 2003.

The investigation of the case was first carried out by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch and was then handed over to CBI.

Party's name also figures in the dossier of terrorists handed over by India to Pakistan last year.

Another person allegedly involved in the case -- Mufti Sufiyan -- is also believed to be based in Pakistan.

The CBI, probing the case, had said the BJP leader was killed in retaliation to the communal riots that had happened in the state in 2002 even as his family alleged political conspiracy in his death.
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