Police Arrest 3 Assassins Assigned to Avenge LeJ Malik Ishaq's Killing

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 09 November 2015 10:47

KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department of Police in Sindh on Sunday claimed to have arrested three suspects belonging to a banned outfit allegedly assigned to avenge the killing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) leader Malik Ishaq.

CTD said the suspects revealed that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mufti Saddam had tasked them to establish a militant group to avenge Ishaq’s killing.

The alleged militants were arrested from MRP Colony in Manghopir, and a huge cache of weapons, arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession.

On July 29, Ishaq along with 13 militants to include in his two sons had been killed in Muzaffargarh during a shootout with police.

He was on a US list of global terrorists and the group he founded has claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of civilians. He had faced several murder trials but always been acquitted after witnesses refused to testify against him.

Police claim the suspects had planned terrorists activities in Karachi.

Suspected hitman arrested

Police also arrested a suspected targeted killer in a Soldier Bazaar area on Sunday.

CTD official Raja Umer Khattab said that Hassan Cheepa was affiliated with the Lyari sector of a political party.

The held suspect confessed his involvement in seven murders, he said, adding that he was also involved in extortion, attacks on police and street crimes.

He said that he was booked in four cases registered at the Garden police station.

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