Karachi: Police arrest two ‘associates’ of Pahari
Karachi: The Clifton police claimed to have arrested two suspected target killers after a brief encounter on Sunday who are said to be close associates of Ajmal Pahari.
The police said the suspects were associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and were involved in killing of 252 people, including five policemen and 50 activists of the rival Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi).
The police recovered two Kalashnikovs, two 8MM rifles, two 9MM pistols and a number of live bullets from their possession.
During a snap-checking near Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s Shrine, a police mobile spotted two suspects riding a 125 motorcycle, and signalled them to stop.
Upon sensing danger, the suspects opened fire which the police retaliated. Both of them fell off the vehicle and the police took them into custody.
They disclosed their names as Zakir Hussain alias Adeel Aga and Gul Muhammad alias Gullu.
According to SHO Clifton Shafiq Tanoli, the suspects confessed to have killed more than 250 people in the city.
They along with their accomplices had allegedly killed DSP Raheem Buksh outside the City Courts in the Risala police limits; DSP Nawaz Ranjha near Radio Pakistan in the Preedy police area; former SHO Brigade Inspector Nasir-ul-Hassan in Lines Area in 2010; ASI Tariq in 2007; ASI Mirza Yaseen Baig in 2008; and ASI Haji Nadeem in 2009.
Zakir revealed that he along with Gul Muhammad killed more than 50 activists of the MQM Haqiqi in different parts of the city.
They said that they moved to South Africa in 1997 and returned in 2007 following which they joined the Ajmal Pahari group and killed a number of people.