LAHORE The British government is all set to hold judicial inquiry head by a former Court of Appeal judge who monitors the intelligence agencies for the government after MI6, UKs top intelligence agency, became a laughing stock worldwide for paying hefty amount to a Taliban impostor in an attempt to broker a deal between the Nato forces and the Afghan Taliban. Well-placed sources privy to the development confided to The Nation that after the authorities established that British MI6 was responsible for entire episode, the government has decided to hold a judicial inquiry to probe into the happening. 'In response to the mess, the government is to hold a judicial inquiry led by a former Court of Appeal judge who monitors the intelligence agencies for the (UK) government, a top diplomatic source said, requesting his identity not be revealed because he was not authorised to speak to media on such sensitive issue. According to credible reports, the British intelligence service spent a year nurturing and paying a man claiming to be Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders of the Taliban. They are said to have paid him at least $ 100,000 per month ( 63,500) and flew him for meetings with Afghan officials in an attempt to broker a deal between the Afghan government led by NATO forces and the Taliban. The man posing as a Taliban leader who had talks even with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai had been paid and promoted by British intelligence, according to US media. Sources say MI6 is thought to have made contact with 'Mansour in Quetta and considered it to be a game changing moment in the effort to create rift among the Taliban and seduce those elements of the Taliban who are ready to negotiate on the terms and conditions set by West. Sources further said that after the judicial inquiry, the UK government would take strict action against the officials of spy agency, who would be held responsible for wasting the public money and resources. The British Secret Intelligence Service agents paid Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour hefty amount, believing they had achieved an 'historic breakthrough in forging contacts between the Taliban and the Afghan government. 'Far from being a former Taliban govt Minister, the individual impostor is now thought to have been a shopkeeper, a minor Taliban commander, or simply a well-connected agent from Quetta, reports said. More interestingly, according to NATO and Afghan officials they held three meetings with the man and he even met with President Hamid Karzai. He apparently seemed willing to negotiate and did not insist on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, one of the Taliban's key demands. American officials claimed they were 'sceptical from the start about the identity of the man who was supposed to be the second in command of the Taliban behind Mullah Omar. Some officials say that the man may simply have been a fraudster while others have claimed he was a Taliban agent and Afghans say he is nothing more than a shopkeeper. The Taliban leadership has always maintained that there are no talks.