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Three arrested as LEAs raid MQM offices

By our correspondents
July 29, 2016


Law enforcement agencies on Thursday raided two offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and took three people into custody.

As per details, the raids were carried out by joint teams of the Sindh police and Rangers and the unit offices targeted were in Surjani Town and Shah Faisal Colony and the arrested people include a man identified as Samad, who was said to a sector in-charge for the MQM.

The other two people taken into custody were identified as party workers, Imran and Irfan.

There were reports that the raids were conducted on information gathered from suspects already under detention, and that all three apprehended men were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The MQM issued statements through its social media platforms condemning the raids and arrests.

A day after two army soldiers were shot dead in the Saddar area, Rangers had arrested five suspects after a house-to-house search operation in Lines Area.

The paramilitary force had also carried out an operation near the MQM's unit office on Burnes Road and recovered weapons that had been buried under a garbage heap.