Po­lice ar­rest MQM-L shooter in en­counter

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: The po­lice on Tues­day claimed to have ar­rested a shooter of Mut­tahida Qaumi M o v e m e n t - L o n d o n (MQM-L) after meet­ing an en­counter in area of Jo­harabad, Karachi.

Ac­cord­ing to the Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice ( SSP) Cen­tral Karachi Arif As­lam Rao, the ap­pre­hended shooter of MQMLon­don group was wanted to the po­lice in many heinous crimes.

"The shooter, who was held by the po­lice after a shootout, had killed three peo­ple along with his com­pan­ions in 2010 and was also in­volved in open­ing fire at the po­lice party in 2013," the SSP cen­tral said.

A hand grenade, TT pis­tol and the five rounds were re­cov­ered from the cus­tody of ar­rested tar­get killer.

The city's po­lice in a sep­a­rate ac­tion on Tues­day (De­cem­ber 25) had ar­rested two shoot­ers of MQM-L from New Karachi, and con­fis­cated two Kalashinkov, hand grenades from their cus­tody.

Brief­ing the me­dia about the po­lice's ac­tion, Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SSP) Cen­tral Arif As­lam, had said that the New Karachi po­lice in a raid, ar­rested two tar­get killers be­long­ing to the MQMLon­don frac­tion.

"The tar­get killers iden­ti­fied as Kashif alias Kala and Asif a.k.a. Metha were in­volved in killing of 15 per­sons and other law­break­ing ac­tiv­i­ties," said SSP cen­tral.

Kashif gunned down 13 peo­ple, while Asif had shot dead 2 per­sons in year 2011-12, the SSP cen­tral con­tin­ued.

Fur­ther­more, Asif was also in­volved in fir­ing over Jeay Sindh rally and other heinous crimes. - NNI

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