Karachi: 2 arrested for targeted killings
KARACHI, Feb 3: The city police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a pair of suspects who had allegedly attacked a bus in Qasba Colony last month and killed five persons, including a six-year-old girl, and wounded more than a dozen people, a senior official said.
The suspects “Amjad Saeed alias Dr Saeed alias Javed and Muhammad Ismail Shah“ were arrested after an encounter in the Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan area,” SP Raja Umer Khattab of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) told a press conference.
“The police have also seized arms from the suspects. They were wanted in 13 cases of targeted killing.” He said the attack on a passenger bus of route 1-D near Qasba Colony last month was the deadliest job the suspects had executed, killing five persons and wounding 14 others.
“Only last week they attacked a bus of route W-25 near the area of the previous crime and killed two youngsters. Investigations are under way and we hope to trace their more accomplices,” he said without sharing details of the suspects` political association, if any, with a party.
In another action, the SIU SP said, the police arrested a retired army man who alleged supplied arms to different criminal groups in the city. “Acting on a tip-off, the suspect was arrested in Saeedabad at his residence,” he said. “During initial questioning, he guided the investigators to find arms hidden in the house. The weapons were to be delivered to different individuals and groups and were brought from the tribal areas.”
He said the police had found four AK-47 assault rifles, two rifles, 10 TT pistols and hundreds of rounds of various guns from the suspect`s house.