Sectarian terrorism: JIT to interrogate ‘hitman’ 

Officials said the accused has worked as a translator for the Iranian Consulate


Our Correspondent October 11, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A joint interrogation team (JIT) is likely to be formed to question the suspected ‘hitman’ who was arrested on Monday from Shadman Town, District Central. According to the police, Mehdi Moosvi was taken into custody over his suspected involvement in targetted killings and sectarian violence in the city.

Officials said the accused has worked as a translator for the Iranian Consulate and was seen in the company of the counsel general in meetings with former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah and other senior officials. In a picture obtained by The Express Tribune, the suspect can be seen wearing a police uniform and holding a gun beside a police van, with the number plate SPL-246, which was allotted to a senior official of the Federal Investigation Agency. “A JIT is likely to be formed to uncover his links with high officials,” said a police officer requesting anonymity. Meanwhile, no intelligence or law enforcement agency admitted or disclosed his arrest till the filing of this report.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2016.

 

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