Karachi Police presents 8 Shia men, charge the allegation of target killing

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Published in Pakistan
Monday, 03 January 2011


ccpoKarachi Police on Sunday arrested eight people on the charges of target killing and stated that all the accused belonged to banned organization Sipah-e-Mohammad.

According to the Shiite News Correspondent, Speaking to the media, Karachi Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Fayyaz Leghari said that the suspects had been arrested near belonged to a banned outfit and had so far confessed to killing 12 people. The CCPO said that the
They were arrested this morning (Sunday 2nd January) during a police encounter near NED University, with a fake number plate of the Government of Sindh. Five suspects were arrested earlier and interrogation of them led to the arrest of three others. The name of the leader of this group is Tanvir Abbas.

He said that the men had received training in the northern areas and Rs7 million had been spent on their training and acquisition of equipment. According to the CCPO, the group, which has been active since March 2009 and has around 18 members, is active in the areas of Orangi, Buffer Zone, Malir and New Karachi. The suspects were hired as target killers and were paid regular salaries.

Leghari said that a list of targets had also been recovered from the possession of the suspects.

According to sources, the eight men were arrested from various parts of Karachi and the police also recovered weapons from their possession. Rs.4 million rewards had been previously announced for four of the arrested men.

Karachi police has termed the arrest of these men as a ‘great success’

It may be noted here that the Shia men were arrested by the Law Enforcement Agencies from the various areas of Karachi from the 11th and 12th of Muharram and Shia leaders Mualana Mirza Yousuf Hussain and Maulana Hassan Zafar Naqvi held the press conference at Karachi press club against the illegal detention of these Shia men.

The families of detained Shia men said that their beloved were not affiliated with any organizations and they also filed the legal petition at Sindh High Court about the illegal detention of their family members.

">  suspects had been arrested near NED University.

They were arrested this morning (Sunday 2nd January) during a police encounter near NED University, with a fake number plate of the Government of Sindh. Five suspects were arrested earlier and interrogation of them led to the arrest of three others. The name of the leader of this group is Tanvir Abbas.

He said that the men had received training in the northern areas and Rs7 million had been spent on their training and acquisition of equipment. According to the CCPO, the group, which has been active since March 2009 and has around 18 members, is active in the areas of Orangi, Buffer Zone, Malir and New Karachi. The suspects were hired as target killers and were paid regular salaries.

Leghari said that a list of targets had also been recovered from the possession of the suspects.

According to sources, the eight men were arrested from various parts of Karachi and the police also recovered weapons from their possession. Rs.4 million rewards had been previously announced for four of the arrested men.

Karachi police has termed the arrest of these men as a ‘great success’

It may be noted here that the Shia men were arrested by the Law Enforcement Agencies from the various areas of Karachi from the 11th and 12th of Muharram and Shia leaders Mualana Mirza Yousuf Hussain and Maulana Hassan Zafar Naqvi held the press conference at Karachi press club against the illegal detention of these Shia men.

The families of detained Shia men said that their beloved were not affiliated with any organizations and they also filed the legal petition at Sindh High Court about the illegal detention of their family members.

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