KARACHI: The Sindh Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Wednesday claimed to have arrested five target killers affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) London chapter, including one trained by the Indian spy agency.
CTD Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Omar Shahid Hamid said that the accused were wanted to police for their involvement in a number of terrorist activities in the megalopolis and were nabbed in separate intelligence-based operations that the agency conducted late Tuesday night.
The arrested were identified as Muhammad Ali alias “Ghambati”, Salman alias Dhobi, Akhtar, Umairullah alias Don and Shehzad. Accused Muhammad Ali had received training from Indian spy agency RAW in India. He was a close aide of Ajmal Pahari and Kashif David.
Omar Shahid Hamid said that Muhammad Ali alias Ghambati had confessed his involvement in target killings from 1995 to 2005.
Accused Muhammad Ali confessed killing a cop namely Muhammad Ali and Faisal alias Paratha in 1997 and Amjad Pervez a member of Sunni Tehreek sector committee in 2005.
CTD DIG said that more confessions from the arrested suspects were expected while further investigations were underway.