Karachi: 5 target killing suspects arrested
Karachi: The Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Monday arrested four political activists allegedly involved in target killings of political workers.
SSP Mohammad Aslam Khan told The News that on a tip-off a police party raided a house in Rasheedabad in the Saeedabad police jurisdiction and arrested Nasir, Aslam, Anees-ur-Rehman and Abdul Rehman and recovered two Kalashnikovs, four TT pistols and one 9 MM pistol from their possession.
During the initial interrogation, they disclosed that they killed Hafeez, a worker of the PTI, PPP workers Qamar Abbas and Zafar, Sunni Tehreek supporter Farhan Qadri, and Khalid Khan, and ANP activist Yasir Hussain. The accused admitted that they killed all the political party workers in the Saeedabad and Baldia Town police area.
The accused also disclosed that they attacked a local hotel and killed one and injured another. Meanwhile, the Special Investigation of District East on a tip off raided a hideout in the Zaman Town police limits and arrested Amjed Khan and Sher Hussain and recovered one 7 MM rifle and four TT pistols from them.
The accused admitted they were involved in targeted killing and they killed six political workers in the Korangi, Landhi and Korangi Industrial Area police jurisdiction.
Also on Monday, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) arrested an alleged target killer involved in a number of targeted killing cases. SSP Raja Umer Khattab of the SIU said that the investigation regarding target killing cases was under way when an informant tipped him that a wanted target killer was present in New Karachi Industrial Area police limits.
Acting on a tip-off the personnel of the SIU had conducted a raid and after brief encounter arrested Javed Hanif with a recovery of TT pistol. Later, the accused was moved to Investigation Unit for interrogation. The accused told the police that he had killed nine people, including four activists of the Sipah-e-Sahaba. The SSP told The News that the accused was an activist of a religious party.