Target killer of MQM among 40 suspects held

Police arrested a “target killer” among more than 40 suspects in different raids in Karachi late Tuesday night, officials said. According to details, Police conducted searches in Bilal Colony, Rashidabad, Pahar Ganj and DeSilva Town areas. The law enforcers arrested 39 suspects, who were shifted to different police stations for further interrogation. Officials also seized arms and a stolen motorbike from arrested suspects.
Meanwhile, raids were conducted in New Karachi, Azizabad and Joharabad areas, where from four more suspects were held. The suspected target killer, Umar Farooq alias Charya, was apprehended from Joharabad following a tip-off, SP Gulberg Bashir Brohi said. The suspect, affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London, had killed five people in Baloch Goth in 1995, he said. A robber was also apprehended from North Karachi Sector 11-A, who along with accomplices was trying to rob owner of an oil depot.—INP

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