KARACHI: The Rangers on Sunday claimed to have arrested an alleged target killer during a raid in the Mehmoodabad area. The detainee is also said to be involved in the May 12 carnage.
A spokesman for the Rangers said they conducted a targeted raid on a tip about the possible presence of a hardened criminal in Mehmoodabad.During the raid, Abdul Rafique alias Kaein, Mehmoodabad sector in-charge of the MQM-A, was arrested, who during initial interrogation confessed to his involvement in the May 12, 2007 massacre.
He had weapons hidden at different locations, which were often used for disrupting law and order and in target killings. He is said to be using his bank job as a decoy to plan and commit killings.
Rafique told interrogators that a team of target killers, headed by Amir alias Dawani of Manzoor Colony, used to take orders from him.He has also confessed to numerous killings and gunbattles with Ashok and Kobra group in Chanesar Goth area.
He has also been sheltering target killers, including notorious Raees of Mama group. Besides target killings and other heinous crimes, Rafique is also involved in land grabbing in the Mehmoodabad area.
The arrested criminal will be presented before the court on Monday (today) with a request for his 90-day detention under relevant laws.An application for setting up a joint interrogation team (JIT) to probe the matter will also be filed with the home department the same day.