KARACHI - Registering case against six unidentified attackers and formulating two committees, law-enforcers have yet to make headway in the Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri assassination case.

The prominent cleric was gunned down among two of his bodyguards and a colleague after bike-borne attackers ambushed their car in Dhoraji area at Bahadur Abad on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of people attended his funeral prayer in Tawabain mosque at Gulshan-e-Maimar area where he had been running a seminary.

Thought police have registered a case against ‘unknown’ attackers, no progress was reported in the investigation. The law-enforcers have yet to collect CCTV recordings of the incident in order to track down the culprits.

Officials have recorded statements of wounded bodyguard and few eyewitnesses, claiming that a ‘multidimensional’ investigation was being carried out.

Police said the assassins, who managed to flee from the scene after a one-and-a-half minute action, were highly trained and having full information about the cleric’s movements.

“12 shells of 9MM pistol were found from the scene which we have sent for a forensic test,” an official, who is part of the investigation, told a private TV channel.

According to eyewitnesses, one of the attackers got injured in retaliation fire by Maulana’s bodyguard, Wazir Ali who later died in hospital.

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has constituted a committee to probe into the murder, mandating it to submit report within three days.

On the other, DIG Tahir Naveed has also formulated a separate committee in this regard which is working in the light of available information.