Karachi: LEAs arrest nine suspects, recover weapons
KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies (LEA) have arrested nine suspects and recovered weapons from their possession on Tuesday. LEAs apprehended four suspects over target killing of PIA CBA Unity president Amir Shah.
The suspects were taken into custody during separate raids and were shifted to undisclosed location for further questioning. The suspects include Sajjad, Ahmed Ali, Bilal Gotia and Shareef.
According to sources, the suspects were said to be the paid killers and the investigators were trying to ascertain the motive behind the incident. Police had foiled a terror activity plan for coming Muharram as they arrested a terrorist from North Nazimabad within the jurisdiction of Paposhnagar police post on Tuesday. According to police, the arrest was made near Ashraf Community Centre after an encounter.
Police also claimed to have recovered a TT pistol and a commando jacket from his possession. They alleged that terrorist was identified as Haseeb Ullah alias Asif Ullah. He hailed from Afghanistan and had planned a terror activity during Muharram days.
SHO Asim Siddiqui said terrorist had linked with Taliban. Police have registered an FIR (553/11) against Haseeb Ullah and started further investigation. Korangi police claimed to have arrested a bank robber after an encounter at the link road area within the jurisdiction of Korangi police station.
Police officials said they had arrested Adnan alias Arsalan from the link road area, Sector 33-E, Korangi after an encounter and recovered a TT pistol from his possession. They said arrested accused was involved in a bank robbery in Gulshan-e-Jamal, Sharah Faisal area in 2011. Police have registered an FIR (360/11) against him. Further investigation was in progress.
Khawaja Ajmair Nagri police claimed to have arrested three criminals after an encounter in Sector 5 A4, North Karachi. DSP Altaf Hussain said police arrested Nasir, Rehmat Ullah and Jamal and recovered two TT pistols and a motorcycle snatched from Nazimabad area. Police have registered an FIR (496/11) against them and started further investigation.
Meanwhile, LEAs have been asked to ensure all preventive and precautionary measures to maintain the law and order situation in Sindh during Muharram. Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah, while presiding over a meeting called to review the law and order situation, said proper security be arranged for Imambargahs, processions of Muharram and other places of Majalis to avoid any untoward incident. He further directed that there should be strict vigilance on the activities of criminals, anti-state elements and terrorists and prompt patrolling of law enforcing agencies be ensured.
Sindh home minister and IG Sindh Police informed the meeting that prompt measures and fool proof arrangements have been evolved for the month of Muharram.