The Federal government today removed IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Moazzam Jah Ansari from the post of Inspector General KPK Police.
According to the notification issued by the Establishment Division, By replacing him a BPS 21 Grade Police officer Akhtar Hayat has been appointed as the new IG of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police.
Akhtar Hayat had been serving in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Meanwhile, Moazzam Jah Ansari has been directed to report to the Establishment Division.
The development came after a suicide attack at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines Area, which took the lives of more than 100 people. Security officials said the explosion took place around 1:40 pm on Monday as Zuhr prayers were being offered as a result of which the roof of the mosque caved in.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the blast at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines
Earlier this month 2nd February IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Moazzam Jah Ansari on Thursday holds a media talk where it was revealed that the Peshawar mosque suicide blast attacker “was dressed in police uniform” According to Police officials, Bomabr was in KPK Police uniform and officials had found body parts of the bomber from the blast site.
While Briefing the media about the Police Progress in the Peshawar blast probe, KP IG said that the suicide bomber entered the Police Lines area on a motorcycle and police traced his movement via CCTV footage. “Peshawar blast was a suicide attack and we have traced the bomber,” he said.
“Police officials obtained the CCTV footage of suicide bomber movement while entering Police Lines on a motorcycle dressed in a police uniform,” the Police officer revealed, adding that investigators have also found ball bearings from the blast site and police were closing in on the terror network behind the Peshawar suicide attack.
“We have found ball bearings used in a suicide jacket from underneath the rubble of the mosque,” he informed the media, and added, “10-12kgs of trinitrotoluene (TNT) was used in the attack”.
IG KP said that police had also found a piece of suicide jacket worn by the bomber. He went on to say that CCTV footage showed that the attacker had worn a simple jacket with a mask on his face.
“The attacker, who was in a police uniform, had asked about the location of a mosque from the constable on the Police Lines gate,” he said, adding that police have identified the attacker with the help of CCTV footage and the next step in the ongoing probe would be to arrest handlers of the bomber.
“I am not holding anyone responsible for the attack… It was my fault and I am taking responsibility for it,” said IG KPK Police Moazzam Jah Ansari.
IG KPK Police assured that the Investigation regarding the attack is underway and soon the culprits will be behind the bars.