MANCHESTER: Mumtaz Khan, the father of a murder victim Junaid Khan is offering most of his pension as a reward in a bid to get justice for his son before he dies. Mumtaz Khan is seriously ill, but has put up £15,000 in a bid to see the killer of Junaid Khan, 21, convicted.
His son died in a hail of bullets from a Mach-10 machine gun on the car park of a doctor’s surgery in Chadderton, Oldham, ten years ago on Tuesday. Four men went on trial for his murder in June 2011, but all were cleared by a jury.
Initially a fifth suspect was wanted in connection with the case. He is believed to be in Pakistan, but Crown lawyers later advised police there was no case to pursue in relation to him.
Shopkeeper Mumtaz, 70, said: “My health is deteriorating, I have multiple health problems and I want justice before I die.
“Junaid was a caring son, and he really cared about me. He would always prepare me breakfast in the morning as due to my severe arthritis and heart problems I would feel drained in the morning.
“Junaid was running the family business which I was very proud of. Yet he was my main carer too. Why would someone do that to Junaid? I feel so lonely and helpless without him. I changed the business name to Junaid General Store in 2009 so I feel he is always with me.
A gunman fired 17 bullets from a sub-machine gun at Junaid as he walked back to his car near Block Lane surgery just after he met up with his then girlfriend and friends. At Manchester Crown Court the prosecution alleged the killing was the climax of a ‘long-standing’ feud.
Anyone with information about Junaid’s murder should contact police on 0161 856 8972, via 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
In addition to the money being offered by Junaid’s father a further £50,000 offered by police for information leading to convictions remains on the table.