Jailed Pak Army officer claims having 'exclusive' information on OBL raid

Rawalpindi, Jan 22 (ANI): A Pakistani Army officer has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, saying that he possess vital information on the May 2011 raid on slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad.

Brigadier Ali Khan, who was court martialed for having links with a banned organisation after American Navy Seals raid on Osama's compound on May 2, 2011, has requested the court to provide him an opportunity to appear in person so he could explain his position, reports The Dawn.

Brig Ali has also written letters to President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and is presently incarcerated in Adiala jail.

Brig Ali along with four other officers was court martialed after the May 2 raid for having links with Hizbut Tahrir (HuT), an organisation that is against the US occupation of Afghanistan and propagates the setting up of a pan-Islamic caliphate.

According to Brig Ali's counsel, the convicted officer is facing imprisonment because the army authorities fabricated a false case against him after he openly criticised the US operation on Pakistani soil. (ANI)

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