CTD arrests target killers, extortionists in Karachi

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 09 October 2015 14:54

KARACHI: The Sindh Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday arrested a wanted target killer involved in 10 murders as well as multiple cases of extortion in Karachi.

The arrest was made from the Parking Plaza located in Saddar, Karachi. The CTD officials recovered weapons from the accused, identified as Muhammad Yaqoob aka Mama. The accused also led the team to a huge cache of weapons including a light machine gun (LMG) with 350 rounds, 3 AK47 assault rifles with 50 rounds of ammunition, one .44 rifle, 2 pump action repeater shot guns with 5 rounds and one TT pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition.

According to CTD officials, Yaqoob aka Mama is directly involved in 10 target killings, including the murders of Inspector Nasir in 2010, Advocate Bashir in 2011 as well multiple members of a political party.

In a second raid, CTD officials arrested Adnan aka Biloo also involved in target killing, extortion and street crime. CTD officials told that Adnan was arrested on Manghopir road after he exchanged fire with the raiding police party.

The CTD team confiscated one TT pistol and 10 stolen mobile phones from the accused.


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