Karachi: Suspect ‘who killed 16 MQM workers’ arrested
Karachi: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police have arrested a target killer after a brief encounter in the SITE police limits on Tuesday.
SSP CID Fayyaz Khan told The News that a police party raided a house of the SITE area and arrested Syed Anwer Shah and recovered a Kalashnikov from his possession.
The accused disclosed that he along with his accomplices killed 16 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers in Orangi Town. Shah said that he had opened fire on a 1-D bus in North Nazimabad.
Meanwhile, the Sindh Rangers and Karachi police arrested scores of people on suspicion and, after initial investigations, formally detained 25 of them, including two political workers, 10 suspected target killers and two extortionists from different parts of the city.
A Rangers official said that they carried out search operations since Monday night at Orangi Town’s Sector 10 and 11 and arrested six, including a criminal who was involved in the Lyari gang war, and recovered two Kalashnikovs, one repeater and two TT pistols.
The Rangers official said they carried out search operations in Pak Colony in Bara Board, Bismillah Hotel, Mustuffa Masjid and picked up at least 16 people, including 10 target killers. The Kharadar police arrested two extortionists Asif and Javed and recovered arms and ammunition. The Shah Latif Town police arrested a target killer after a brief encounter and recovered one Kalashnikov from him.
Meanwhile, the Rangers raided a hideout in Mangophir and arrested a suspect, Nabi Shah, recovering around two stolen containers that belong to Nato troops based in Afghanistan.