Investigations zero in on abductees of Col Habib

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  • New revelations further strengthen belief in Indian involvement
  • RAW network in Nepal involved in abduction stands exposed

A few days back, following mysterious disappearance of Habib Zahir, a retired colonel of the Pakistan Army, startling revelations left no doubt of Indian involvement in an apparent entrapment case.

The investigators investigating the matter have found some more evidence that point to the Indian involvement and further consolidate the belief. The investigations have zeroed in on Indian intelligence officials involved in the mysterious abduction of the retired army officer from Nepal’s border city Lumbini, around five kilometres from Indian border.

Sources have said that all the three individuals traced so far for their involvement in the reservation of air tickets, hotel booking and receiving him at Lumbini airport have proved to be Indian nationals. The Nepal-based RAW network has been involved in the abduction of Habib Zahir.

According to the investigations, Suffel Chaudhry, an Indian national, had purchased air ticket for Habib in Kathmandu. The phone number being used by Suffel was +9779804815702. The air ticket was purchased from the Precious Travel & Tours in Kathmandu.

The hotel booking was made by Sabu Rajaura, another Indian national, at the Hayat Regency. Rajaura works as ‘marketing manager’ in a local company of Kathmandu. Dolly Ranchel, another Indian national, had received Habib Zahir at Lumbini airport. Unlike his other colleagues, who were based in Nepal and were a part of the network, Dolly had arrived at Lumbini on April 4 from India.

The investigations continue as both Pakistan and Nepal were probing the matter. This trap reflects that India has resorted to dirty tricks in desperation after capture of its naval officer Kulbhushan Jhadav who was captured in Balochistan for terrorist financing and acts of sabotage in Pakistan especially in Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

The documents available with Pakistan Today suggest that the investigators have traced the United Kingdom cell phone number 00447451203722 which was used by Mark Thomson to invite Habib Zahir to visit Nepal for the interview. It has also countered the previous claims that the phone number was a computer-generated number to trap the abductee.

The family of the abducted officer has also approached the United Nations working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances seeking immediate recovery. It has also been proved that the footage of Habib being received by an Indian citizen is also taken from Kathmandu.

Moreover, the investigators have also found some new clues which suggest that the disappearance of the abducted Pakistani is a fit case of entrapment and it has now established the fact that the Indian intelligence agencies abducted Habib from Nepal’s border city with India.

Lt Col Habib served in the artillery, had retired from service on Oct 31, 2014, and was employed in Rafhan Mills at Faisalabad as the chief security officer. As an ambitious person who retired from the army early in his career, Habib had reportedly posted his CV on the social media website, LinkedIn, and a United Nations website.

In January this year, a person named Mark Thomson from British cell number contacted Habib through this email: [email protected] and on cellphone as well, stating that he has been shortlisted for the job of the vice president/zonal director. The record of the email conversation is also available with the Pakistan Today.

According to the family, Habib was offered salary package of $3,500-8,500 per month and was asked to visit Kathmandu, Nepal, for the interview on April 6, 2017. He was sent a business class ticket from the Lahore-Oman-Kathmandu by the Oman Airlines. Travel records show that the officer traveled to Oman by flight number WY344 on April 5. One Javed Ansari received Habib at Oman and handed him over Nepal cell no 009779813848689.

The investigators have also found that www.stratsolutions.biz is hosted in India with the name of Big-Rock and protection to the website was given by the Privacy Protect, Australia. Presently, the website has been closed.

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