Police arrest target killer involved in over 100 murders

KARACHI: Special investigation unit of Karachi police claimed to have apprehended a suspected target killer affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) for his alleged involvement in killings of over 100 people in the metropolis.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Irfan Bahadur, the police, acting on an intelligence report, carried out a raid at a house in Karachi’s Orangi Town area and detained  Shakeel alias ‘Haddi’.
The police official maintained that Shakeel was an important member of MQM-L’s ‘death squad’, adding that he was running a group of target killers in the metropolis. He said that his group comprised 32 members of target killers.
Citing initial investigations, Irfan Bahadur said that accused Shakeel alias ‘Haddi’ confessed to killing over 100 people in different parts of the city on the orders of MQM’s leadership.
The MQM-L target killer confessed that he had killed Sub Inspector Aleem Shah and a police constable Rana Sohail in 2011, Qatar Hospital’s MLO Dr Muhammad Irfan, dozens of ANP workers and leaders.
Earlier on June 20, alleged target killers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement London (MQM-L) had arrested in a raid by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).
The accused Mudassir Ameer and Minhaj Shahid had been taken under custody along with another from the Pirabad area of the metropolis.
On April 17, Sindh Rangers in a joint operation with Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) had apprehended two most-wanted terrorists of a banned outfit organization in Karachi.
According to Rangers’ spokesman, acting on intelligence reports, the Rangers and CTD personnel conducted a targeted operation and arrested two most wanted terrorists, Samiullah alias Arshad and Muhammad Jaffar alias Barkat alias Iftikhar.
The Rangers spokesman further said that the arrested terrorists were involved in attacks on Pakistan Army, Navy, Rangers and police.
These terrorists were also involved in sectarian violence. They carried out terror activities with support from other criminals, Abdullah Danish, Naeem alias Master, Asim Kapri, Ishaq Bobby, Attaur Rahman alias Naeem Bukhari and Sabir, the rangers’ official added.
He had said mastermind Attaur Rahman alias Naeem Bukhari and Sabi had already been arrested by the law enforcers in Karachi.
These criminals were included in the most-wanted terrorists’ list with Rs 50 million of their head money each had fixed by the Sindh government. The arrested terrorists were handed over to the police for further legal formalities, according to the spokesman.
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