3 Sipah-e-Sahaba men involved in several murders nabbed
KARACHI: Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday claimed to have arrested three alleged members of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) for killing over a dozen of persons on sectarian bias.
A team, headed by SSP Chaudhry Aslam, raided a place at Hawks Bay Road near Mauripur truck stand on a tip-off and detained three alleged target killers, including Muhammad Taufeeq Ansari, Salahuddin alias Israel and Maulana Muhammad Danish. The team also recovered three kalashnikovs, three 9mm pistols, five hand grenades, three TT pistols and over 150 rounds from their possession.
SSP Aslam said that the accused, during initial course of investigation, confessed to have killed over a dozen people, including three lawyers in Aram Bagh. He said that the detained persons in their statement revealed that they wanted to target Kafil and Babar only, however Badar Munir and his son came in the line of fire.
The arrested activists of banned SSP also confessed to have murdered Advocate Mukhtiar Bukhari for representing several cases of Shias in courts. SP Aslam said that they also targeted a Qadyani doctor Zakir and two Sunni Tehreek activists, including Maulana Abdul Kareem Naqshbandi and Qari Habib in 2011. He informed that the accused also had the names of Shia leader Syed Allama Jaffar Subhani and Advocate Tasawwar Hussain in their hit list. Cases were registered against all accused and further investigation was underway.