Banned outfit terrorist arrested in Karachi

the joint raid was carried out after a tip-off

KARACHI: The police and other Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) claimed to have arrested a terrorist associated with banned outfit, Jiye Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) Shafi Burfat group, in Karachi today (Tuesday).

According to a statement issued by the paramilitary force, the joint raid was carried out after a tip-off about the presence of terrorist in Karachi’s Bhittabad area.

The suspect, identified as Romesh Kumar, was arrested from a house in the area, while the paramilitary force claimed to have seized weapons and bullets from their possession. Explosives, crackers, mobile and CNIC have been confiscated from his possession.

The police said the terrorist is highly qualified as he holds BS degree in Physics and Telecom from Federal Urdu University. Kumar is an expert in producing bombs and is said to be the mastermind of 38 cracker blasts that took place between 2010-15.

In the initial interrogation, he confessed to target killing, vandalizing properties and other crimes. He also revealed about receiving directives from Shafi Burfat from Germany. Further investigation into the matter was underway.

Last month, the police in Ittehad Town claimed to have arrested an alleged notorious terrorist belonging to a banned outfit in an intelligence-based raid.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kemari, Fida Hussain had said at least half kilogram explosives and hand grenades were confiscated from his possession at the time of the arrest.