Karachi (Staff Report): An ugly turn has been occurred during the investigation into the assassination of Karachi’s iron man, SP Chaudhry Aslam , when suspects arrested for involvement in his murder confessed that his personal security guard cum driver was affiliated with a militant group.

On Monday, during an encounter with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in a pre-dawn raid in Karachi’s Mehran Town area, four suspects were arrested and their sleeper cell chief killed.

Late Tuesday night, during the initial course of investigation, the suspects unvailed the truth SP Aslam’s personal security guard Muhammad Kamran had been associated with the banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

According to CTD official, the guard had helped LeJ in attacking Aslam’s house in Karachi’s DHA neighbourhood in September 2011.

The official added quoting the suspects, the group paid Rs50 million to Kamran for helping them carry out an attack at his house.

CTD in-charge Raja Umer Khattab confirmed the suspects’ confessions. However, he said further investigations are underway and more information will be released after the claims are verified.