Raza Rumi attack perpetrator arrested

Published: April 19, 2014

Express News TV grab shows the anchorperson as he is escorted from the hospital.

LAHORE: 

Punjab police made a breakthrough on Friday, arresting six people, including the mastermind behind the attack on Express News anchorperson Raza Rumi.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Chaudhry Shafiq said that the six suspects were involved in assassination attempts on various political and religious persons, adding that they were also involved in terrorism, abduction and cases of extortion.

While talking to the media, Shafiq said that the mastermind of the attack on Rumi, identified as Abdul Rauf Gujar, belongs to the defunct Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Last month, Rumi came under a gun attack in Lahore, in which his driver, Mustafa, was killed and his guard was injured. This was the fifth attack on Express Media group.

The CCPO claimed that the suspects were also responsible for the murder of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ)’s Punjab chief Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muawiya and attacks on prominent individuals, including renowned playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2014.

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