KARACHI: Rangers arrested three target killers who were reportedly involved in murdering a union council chairperson from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan over orders from an MQM-London member based in US.
According to a Rangers spokesperson, an operation was carried out in Shah Faisal Colony of Karachi over a tip-off, during which Asif Raees, Shahid Aziz and Muhammad Danish Khan were arrested and weapons were seized from their possession.
The arrested persons had killed the chairperson of Union Council-13, Rashid alias Mamu, on July 30 when he was playing Carrom near his house.
Initial investigation revealed that orders for Rashid’s murder were sent in June on Whatsapp by Rabita Committee member of MQM-L, Kehakshan, who lived in the United States.
It has also been found out that Kehakshan paid the accused Rs0.3 million in two installment after the murder.
The Rangers spokesperson said the accused have also confessed to extortion, target killing and wall-chalking in different parts of Karachi.
Recently, an investigative report obtained by Geo News revealed that an activist of MQM-L confessed to brutally killing political opponents. Saleem Chaudhry disclosed that he used to kill people with machetes after kidnapping them.
He said that after kidnapping an activist, Azad Hasan, from Orangi Town, he killed him with machetes at one of the party’s torture cells and later buried parts of his bodies on a hilltop, adding that a person named Iqbal used to assist him in his killings.