2 TTP suspects among 6 held in Karachi
KARACHI: Personnel of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in various raids on Sunday night arrested six suspects, including activists of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), allegedly involved in murder and robbery cases.
SSP Mohammed Fayyaz Khan of the CID said that he had formed teams to investigate incidents in which some informants were killed as well as those of bank robberies and to arrest those involved.
In this connection, the CID personnel raided the Korangi Mill area, Chand Bibi Road and a Katchi Abadi in Sohrab Goth and arrested six suspects identified as Mohammed Ijaz, Fateh Khan, Akber Khan, Tabish, Imam Bux and Adnan Khan Afridi.
Police also recovered one Kalashnikov, four TT pistols and 90 grams of hashish. The SSP said that Mohammed Ijaz, an activist of a political group, had confessed to having robbed a bank of Rs3.3 million in Shah Faisal Colony, besides being involved in robbing shops and stealing cars.
Another accused, Fateh Khan, told the police that he was an activist of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and used to give logistics support to other activists of the TTP coming to Karachi from Waziristan.
He also confessed to having murdered Gul Feroze in the Manghopir area because the latter was an informer of some intelligence agencies. In this murder, another accused, Akber Khan, also an activist of the TTP, was also involved.
Accused Tabish Ahmed told the police that he had burnt one Nabil alive in the Nabi Bux area over some enmity and also stole some items from his house. Imam Bux and Adnan told the police that they were involved in street crimes and house robbery cases in some posh localities of the city.