LONDON/ROTTERDAM: Mohammad Gohir Khan received a sum of £4,888 from his handler Muzammil also known as ‘Mudz’ via Hundi from a Pakistani bank, it emerged on the third day of the trial on the attempted hit job on dissident activist Ahmad Waqas Goraya in a Kingston Court.
Gohir Khan had been tasked to assassinate Ahmad Waqas Goraya for a payment of £80,000 whilst £20,000 was being kept by the handler ‘Mudz’.
Khan is now being tried for being involved in a conspiracy to murder Goraya in a UK court.
Mudz paid a sum of £5,000 into the Allied Bank account of Mohammad Amin Asif which was then sent to Gohir Khan via Hundi.
Gohir Khan used the money received from Mudz for his travel expenses to The Netherlands which included COVID 19 tests.
So far there has been no evidence to suggest that Allied Bank or Mohammad Amin Asif had knowledge about the reason for the fund transfer.
However, on April 30, 2021, Gohir Khan asked Mudz to send the money into Mohammad Amin Asif’s account, finally locking the deal for the murder of Goraya.
By the next month, the payment was still delayed since Mudz and Gohir Khan kept discussing the most optimal way to send the funds with minimal chances of being identified.
According to the prosecution, Gohir Khan had said that all amounts sent to him would be in British Pounds rather than Pakistani rupees and that the complete payment for the murder would be made within 72 hours of the task being completed.
Gohir Khan seemed desperate for the task to be completed as he pressed on Mudz asking him if he was on the “freeze mode” to which Mudz responded that he was waiting for final approval.
On 20 May, Mudz tried to deposit the amount of £5,000 but was unable to since he did not want to use his own identity card for this transaction.
Hundi channels were then used to anonymously transfer the money to Gohir Khan.
After the payment was received, Mudz asked Gohir Khan to engage in his own research and development in order to ensure that the task was done.
Mudz said that he would give similar jobs to Gohir if this one was executed successfully.
Gohir Khan also exchanged emotional messages with his wife during his second visit to The Netherlands.
Gohir Khan has confessed to travelling to The Netherlands but has stated that his intention was never to kill Ahmad Waqas Goraya.