Rangers Official was Killed by Umair Siddiqui - Eyewitness

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 06 July 2015 16:18

KARACHI: Umair Siddiqi Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist was identified by an eyewitness on Monday to have killed a Rangers official. 

An eyewitness pointed out Siddiqui as the man who killed a Rangers man during an identification parade before the East District judge. The witness, whose identity has been kept secret, recognised the shooter thrice.

Siddiqi was arrested for killing a Rangers man in the Mosamiat area of Karachi in 2010.

Earlier, sources had said Siddiqui, who was arrested on February 15 from the surrounding areas of Nine Zero, is believed to be the person who tipped-off Rangers on the ‘illegal activities’ taking place inside the MQM headquarters.

Rangers carried out a raid on Nine Zero on March 11, arresting MQM workers and seizing arms found inside the headquarters. Siddiqui was presented to the anti-terrorism court March 12.

The Rangers statement described Umair as a ‘notorious target killer’. “On the directives of Hammad Siddiqui, a member of the Karachi Tanzeemi Committee of the MQM, the accused [Umair] formed a team of 23 target killers affiliated with various units of the party,” it said.

“Under Hammad’s orders, this target-killing team took the lives of some 120 rivals of the MQM in Karachi including then MQM-Haqiqi leader Amir Khan’s nephew [in 2011] and former Pakistan Peoples Party senator Faisal Raza Abidi’s guard.”

Umair Siddiqui had also admitted that a party sector in-charge set the Baldia factory ablaze in 2012.

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