Karachi: TTP commander, gangster among 11 arrested
KARACHI: Eleven wanted criminals, including Lyari gangsters and a Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) commander, were arrested by the Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) in various raids on Friday, claimed SSP Muhammad Aslam Khan. The police also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the detained men.
Khan claimed that the suspects were wanted by the police in target killing, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and street crime cases.
The SSP said that the police raided a house in the Manghopir area after a tip off and arrested a commander of the TTP, who was later identified as Naseeb Daad alias Moosa Khan. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ali Raza led the raid and managed to take the suspect into custody after a brief encounter. The police seized Moosa Khan’s pistol and moved him to the investigation unit for interrogation.
The arrested man was wanted by the Karachi and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police in some cases and during the interrogation, it was found that he also worked for Harkatul Mujahideen Al-Almi (HMAA). The police claimed that Moosa Khan was also involved in terrorist attacks on security forces in KPK.
The suspect escaped the security forces operation in Waziristan and came to Karachi with plans to attack key installations. Investigators said that he would provide logistics support to the TTP and HMAA and added that the accused was also planning a terrorist attack during the month of Ramazan.
Meanwhile, SSP Khan revealed that the police carried out another raid early in the morning and arrested suspect Lyari gangster Mehboob Ali. A 9mm pistol was also recovered from the arrested man.
While being interrogated, the accused told the police that he belonged to the Sajjad Khatri Lyari gangster group and had killed as many as six people. He said his victims included Kashif Butt, Suleman Khamiso, Nadeem Khan, Suleman Daada and Sohail, all of whom were killed in the Baghdadi area.
Meanwhile, during other raids in the Shershah, Mauripur and Mai Kolachi areas, the AEC took nine suspects into custody who were allegedly involved in street crime. The police also recovered arms from their possession.