KARACHI: A senior official of the Counter Terrorism Department was removed from the service after investigation found him guilty of sharing sensitive information with target killers.The incharge of Secretion Terrorism Investigation Group (STIG) of Counter Terrorism Department Sindh was dismissed on Tuesday after an enquiry conducted by the officials found that he had been sharing sensitive information with target killer Umair Saddiqui, who was sector incharge of Gulshan-i-Maimar sector and a close aide of Hammad Saddiqui the incharge of MQM’s Karachi Tanzimi Committee.Additional Inspector General of Police of CTD Sindh, DIG Sana ullah Abbasi issued a written order announcing dismissal of Ali Raza “with immediate effect”.According to the letter issued ,”Inspector Syed Ali Raza, in-charge STIG Intelligence CTD Sindh, Karachi issued, served with a show cause notice u/s 3(2) (b) (c) of removal from service (special powers) Sindh ordinance of 2000 vide No. Additional IGP CTD Administration 2179-80 dated May 2, 2017 on the charges that former Sector in-charge Gulshan-e-Maymar Umair Hassan Siddiqui in his JIT made serious allegation against him regarding sharing the sensitive information with terrorists, when the said inspector was holding charge of an important and sensitive position in CTD. His written reply was examined and found unsatisfactory. He was called to explain also but he failed to appear in person. Therefore he is awarded major punishment od dismissal from service with immediate effect,” .According to the source besides removing Syed Ali Raza some of other lower rank officials of CTD and SIU are also under observation for their suspicious involvement in illegal activities.Ali Raza, a close associate of late SSP Chudahri Aslam was accused of sharing confidential information by a political party worker Umair Hassan Siddiqui, who was arrested from Muttahida Qaumi Movement headquarters Nine Zero during a raid by Rangers last year.Siddiqui had disclosed his association with Raza during investigation conducted by a JIT, according to the notice. Raza was summoned for questioning but he failed to appear. Instead, a written reply was submitted which was deemed “unsatisfactory”, which led to the termination of Raza’s service. On 17 April in 2016, this information was first surfaced when the Additional IG CTD had taken notice and sought report regarding charges on CTD officer Ali Raza for providing sensitive information to militants and terrorists in Karachi.According to Umair Siddiqui’s statement, in-charge CTD Garden cell, Ali Raza had been providing sensitive interrogation reports to him. Sources claimed that criminal elements used to hide their associates, whose name appeared in JIT. Published in Daily Times, September 13th 2017.