The two men held for the murder of famed Qawwal Amjad Sabri, military police personnel and also five people in an attack on a Majlis at a house in North Nazimabad were, on Saturday, sent on remand by an administrative judge of the anti-terrorism court (ATC).
The accused, Ishaq alias Bobby and Asim alias Kapri, were produced before the court after their remand expired. Accepting the police request, the court handed over the suspects to police till November 22.
Earlier on Nov 7, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had announced the arrest of the two alleged terrorists belonging to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who were allegedly involved in high-profile killings, including the murders of Military Police personnel and the famous Qawwal Amjad Sabri. The suspects also admitted to involvement in 20 target killings over the past year, including the murders of five people at a majlis in Nazimabad No4 on October 29 this year. They had also lobbed a grenade at a majlis in the FC Area on October 17, in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and over a dozen other people were wounded.
Shah said that an intelligence wing of the CTD, led by Raja Umer Khattab, in-charge of the Transnational Terrorists Intelligence Group (TTIG), conducted a raid on a hideout in the Liaquatabad area. After facing resistance, they arrested two men, Ishaq alias Bobi and Asim alias Capri, and shifted them to their headquarters. A huge cache of weapons was said to have been seized during the search of the hideout.
During preliminary interrogations, the suspects admitted to their involvement in 20 target killings over the past year, including the murders of five persons at a majlis in Nazimabad No4 on October 29 this year. They said they lobbed a grenade at a majlis in the FC Area on October 17, in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and over a dozen other people were wounded.
They further admitted that they shot dead two Military Police personnel near the Parking Plaza in Saddar on July 26, renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri on June 23, and two traffic police officers at Ayesha Manzil on May 21.
The LeJ terrorists were also said to be involved in the murders of seven policemen while they were performing polio duty in Orangi Town on April 20, 2016. They said they killed two Military Police personnel near the Tibet Centre on December 1, 2015, four Rangers personnel in Ittehad Town on November 20, 2015, and Advocate Syed Ameer Haider of the Supreme Court at Hassan Square on August 29 last year.
The chief minister said that the suspects were also involved in the murder of 12 other police personnel and seven members of the Shia community. He added that most importantly, as per the latest forensic report, several of the weapons had matched with the empties found at the scene of crimes and one official SMG and two MP-5s that had been taken from the slain police officers in Orangi and Ayesha Manzil had also been recovered.