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Policeman among 6 suspected militants held over killings of 50 people in Karachi

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  1. zulu

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    https://www.dawn.com/news/1476298/p...ts-held-over-killings-of-50-people-in-karachi
    Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Monday said it has arrested six suspected militants including a serving policeman who were affiliated with a banned sectarian outfit, officials said.

    The suspects had been involved in the killings of 50 people between 2003 and 2019 in Karachi on sectarian grounds and mainly targeted members of their supposed rival sect, according to CTD Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdullah Shaikh.

    The senior police officer said that the held suspects received training abroad and were being paid through a network.

    Speaking at a press conference at his office, DIG Shaikh said that when sectarian killings reared their ugly head again in Karachi recently after a considerable time, police started an investigation into and detected an old network of target killers behind it.

    “The CTD Civil Lines carried out an intelligence-based action on the Business Recorder Road and apprehended six suspects,” the officer said, adding that some of the arrested suspects' names were included in the 'Red Book' of the most wanted suspects.

    All of them belonged to the banned Sipah-e-Muhammad, disclosed the DIG.

    They were identified as Mohammed Haider alias Chota, Syed Mehtab Husain alias Muchar, Gul Akbar alias Abdullah, police constable Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi alias Policewala, Asif Raza alias Khalid and Kamran alias Pathan.

    “During the initial probe, startling revelations have emerged,” said DIG Shaikh. He said the suspects were being provided arms, motorcycles and financial assistance through a network.

    These alleged target killers were being provided Rs40,000 per month as pay and Rs20,000 per month for carrying out reconnaissance.

    Two of the suspects, Mohammed Haider and Mehtab, were leading the outfit which was being provided "financial assistance from abroad".

    “They were involved in 31 criminal cases in which 50 people were killed,” DIG Shaikh revealed, adding that a special team led by CTD officer Raja Umar Khattab had busted this network of alleged terrorists and detected terrorism financing.

    They are suspected of involvement in: the killing of four policemen and two gunmen during an armed attack on Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi, murder of Advocate Maulana Ahmed Bux and his guard, killing of doctors, double murder of a man and his nephew in Shah Faisal Colony, killings of three workers of banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) in Mobina Town, murder of three brothers during an attack on a milk shop near Darul Uloom Korangi, killings of two SSP workers near Nagan Chowrangi and the murder of a vendor near Yusuf Plaza.

    A joint investigation team is being established to further probe the arrested suspects.

    Police officials said they have seized three Kalashnikovs, two 9mm pistols, one 30-bore pistol, one car, two motorcycles and a large quantity of ammunition from their possession.

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    In response to a question regarding last month's deadly attack on prominent religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani, in which three people including a police guard lost their lives near NIPA roundabout in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, DIG Shaikh said that "important progress" has been made in the investigation and the media would be informed about it soon.
     
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    Great work by Rangers and Police thats the 5th gang captured in Karachi just in last 3 weeks.Esp dont forget POlice whenever they got support and free hands always perform well no wonder Sindh Govt is again at war now with current DIG and before him Shahid Hayat and AD khawaja.They don't want an professional police force but paid servants to do whatever they wish old feudal mentality
     
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    Raja umar khattab from CTD is very active against secterian and religious terrorist gangs in krachi
     
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    Good news, all groups promoting violence needs to be dismantled.
     
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    They are getting everyone from both sides also 1 from MQM london another on radar.Only trouble today Sindh govt again start war against them such political BS is very dangerous for any police force morale and performance
     
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    Not just dismantled but their supports and promoters needs to be identified and brought to justice , no more Shia Sunni BS , no more Kaffir Kaffir .. Pakistan needs to move forward .
     
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    Check my another post too also grab Daesh/JIndullah group too from Taiser town today 2nd one in last 3 weeks great performance
     
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    Karachi has become a concubine for radicals of sectarian, nationalists , religio fundamentalists etc .. etc .. they use the city for their gains ... keeping things far away from wherever it mat be
     
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    Why don't they tell us which foreign country is involved in sponsoring this terrorism?
     
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    Karachi need atleast two IGs or 3. Need permanent military courts.
     
  11. proud.pakistani

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    Everyone know it’s Iran. Sipah e Muhammad is a shia terrorist organization with known links with Iran.
     
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  12. Pan-Islamic-Pakistan

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    In addition to going after Sunni and Wahhabi terrorist groups, I am glad to see action taken against Shia terrorist groups.

    All Pakistanis need to stand together and say no to sectarianism or being puppets of foreign interests.

    Put Pakistan and Pakistanis first, work to make this country as it was meant to be.

    Personal religion shouldn’t matter when it comes to nationality. Let us all stand together.
     
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    Iranian lobby is very powerful in Pakistan. They are in civil bureaucracy, police and in almost every Government organization. Tell me one Sipah e Muhammad terrorist who was hanged in last 10 years?

    A brutal cleanup is required if we really want to free ourselves from sectarian terrorism. There should be a immediate death penalty if anyone is a member or facilitating banned organisations in Pakistan.
     
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    Membership is not an issue but their actions. Last thing we want are underground organisations hard to infiltrate.