Karachi: Seven christian NGO worker killers held after six yrs
KARACHI: Karachi city is no stranger to gruesome crimes, but the murder of seven NGO workers in 2002 went down as particularly horrifying. Six years later, on Tuesday, however, the Crime investigation department (CID) police arrested three suspects of the ‘Tehreek-e-Islami Lashkar-e-Mohammadi’ in a raid in Korangi.
This organization has been propagating hate against non-Muslim charity workers and is suspected of being behind the killings of fifteen people, including seven Christian employees of Idara-e-Amn-o-Insaaf, in Rimpa Plaza, on September 25, 2002. Its ringleader Wajahat wanted them to target Jewish charity workers and people he suspected were Freemasons. “We were trying to catch them since we arrested ten members of this organization earlier,” said SSP Raja Umer Khattab. “They had confessed during interrogations but we could not say anything to the media.” A police informer luckily tipped them off on Feb 26. A raid at Akhtar Colony Signal yielded Zubairuddin alias Sherjil, Asif alias Pasha alias Pashu and Mohammad Atif. The men allegedly used poison to throw the police off and tried to make the incident look like a robbery.
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