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KARACHI: The Sindh police authorities have dismissed a senior officer of the anti-terrorism wing for sharing “sensitive information with terrorists” while holding a key position in the law-enforcement agency, said a notification on Tuesday.

The notification issued by Additional IG Counter-Terrorism Department Sanaullah Abbasi announced the dismissal of Inspector Syed Ali Raza, who was heading the CTD Sectarian Terrorists Intelligence Group (STIG) with immediate effect.

Raza was accused of sharing “sensitive information” with “sector in-charge” of a political party named Umair Hassan Siddiqui, according to the notification, which referred to a history of the episode.

Siddiqui, it said, confessed before a joint investigation team that Raza was the man who had shared some key information with him while heading the CTD’s wing.

Following his allegations, Raza was served a show-cause notice and asked to explain his position, it added.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2017