KARACHI: Police’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) on Monday claimed to have arrested 5 suspects concerned in sectarian killings within the metropolis.
Talking at press convention at CTD Civil Strains, the senior officer claimed the held suspects have been concerned in killings of spiritual students, docs and outstanding personalities on sectarian grounds and have been planning to focus on ‘outstanding spiritual students’ earlier than Eidul Azha.
“They have been allegedly concerned in focused killings of Mufti Ghulam Akbar, Mufti Kamran Husain, Hafiz Mohammad Sajid, Dr. Fazlur Rehman, Maulana Yasir and others.”
“Arrested suspects are overseas educated,” further inspector basic of police, CTD, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi stated.
“Karachi has turn out to be a battlefield for proxy struggle of overseas nations who needed to destabilise Pakistan usually and Karachi notably,” elaborated the counter-terror drive chief.
Abbasi stated the CTD has “noticed” such parts who deliberate to recruit the individuals and ship them overseas for coaching.
“One of many suspect’s is a grasp thoughts of sectarian killings,” he claimed, including that he was born in Sukkur and migrated to Karachi and has completed his masters in economics.
Sharing the preliminary investigation report of the held suspects, the CTD Sindh chief stated that the gang of militants had killed Hafiz Sajid, proprietor of My Selection Bakery in Shah Faisal Colony, as a result of the sufferer had served as a “guard” of Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi.
He additional added the suspects had additionally just lately gunned down Mufti Kamran and Mufti Ghulam Akbar inside a seminary in Gulshan-i-Iqbal who have been affiliated with the banned Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat
The suspects additionally confessed to their involvement in killing of homeopathic physician Fazlur Rehman lately within the Landhi space over sectarian floor.
Furthermore, the suspects have been additionally concerned within the homicide of Maulana Habib Rehman, who was gunned down in Gulistan-i-Jauhar earlier this yr.
The held suspects have additionally revealed their involvement in concentrating on Maulana Muhammad Yasir final yr in February in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
This gang of sectarian militants was additionally concerned in focused killings of two brothers, recognized as Mohammad Tauseef and Mohammad Tanveer who have been “lively” members of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi in Khokhrapar.
Earlier in 2013, the suspects additionally gunned down Esa Baloch close to Russian consulate in Clifton over suspicion of him being affiliated with Jundullah.
Moreover, this group focused Qari Ghulam Sarwar outdoors a seminary in Block-19, F B Space in limits of Samanabad police in “revenge” of killing of Allama Taqi Hadi in yr 2013, revealed the CTD Sindh head.
Earlier in yr 2012, the gang members additionally gunned down Muhammad Imran in New Karachi who was related to banned Sipah Sahaba Pakistan.
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