Karachi: 3 ‘target killers’ held, weapons seized
KARACHI: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) police arrested three suspects from Surjani Town on Monday involved in several targeted killings and kidnapping for ransom cases. A number of weapons were also found on them, police said. The police was informed about the presence of criminals in Sector–7C, Surjani Town, after which a team raided the place, CID SSP Mohammed Fayyaz Khan said. The suspects opened fire at the police, however, but in the ensuing encounter, the law enforcers arrested three men, who were later identified as Zohaib alias Doctor alias Kashif, Ahmed Naeem and Mohammed Rehman.
Two 9mm pistols, a .30 pistol, one hand grenade and several rounds were seized from the suspects, the SSP said. During interrogation, the men confessed to have shot dead three rival political workers, Fazal Ameen, Rehmatullah and Suleman, in Orangi Town. They also admitted to have murdered Khursheed Alam, Mubarikh Shah and Naseebullah, who were also political activists.
A few months ago, the suspects had attacked the office of a political party in Sharea Faisal police limits, injuring four activists, Khan said. They were also involved in sectarian killings, including the murder of Qari Ameen in Korangi.
On April 22, the men murdered the area president of a political party, Shoaib, in Surjani Town. They also killed a religious activist Shamim in February and two police informers, Sher Khan and Raza, in Orangi Town.
The men were also involved in several house robberies in different neighbourhoods of Karachi, including Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Surjani Town. The suspects have confessed to have gunned down more than 30 people, SSP Khan said. Further investigations are under way.