Karachi: Police arrest arms supplier
KARACHI: Personnel of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) claimed to have arrested an arms supplier allegedly involved in supplying arms, ammunition and explosives to banned outfits operating in the city.
SSP Mohammad Fayyaz Khan of CID Sindh said that the police were investigating the presence of militant involved in supplying weapons to banned outfits when they were tipped off by a spy. He informed them that a notorious arms supplier named Chaudhry was hiding out in the Saddar area.
Acting on the tip, a raid was conducted in the Saddar area and after facing a brief resistance, the police arrested Chaudhry Mohammad Riaz alias Raju.
During a search of his hideout, the law enforcers found 320 sticks of dynamite, each weighing about 115 grams. They also found 1,900 detonators, a 232 metre detonating cord, two TT pistols and several bullets
The suspect was shifted to the investigation unit for interrogation, where it was found that he had been actively supplying arms in the city since 2007. Chaudhry maintained contacts with banned organisations such as the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and Lashker-i-Jhangvi.
The smuggled arms and ammunition would be transported from Darra Adamkhel to Gulbai in Karachi, which would be sent to the BLA and LJ.
On May 14, the CID arrested two of his accomplices named Fareed Khan and Mir Sud Khan. Chaudhry Riaz was their leader and managed to escape this raid. The suspect hails from Chiniot in Punjab.