HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad police claimed on Friday to have arrested the killer of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) - Pakistan's local leader Dr Naushad Aijaz who was shot dead on October 25 in Hyderabad. During a press conference, Hyderabad DIG Javed Alam Odho and SSP Peer Muhammad Shah identified the suspect as Shahid alias Dancer.
The DIG claimed that Shahid was also nominated in the murder of MQM worker Saleem Inqalabi in 2004 and murders of two other persons - Pyar Ali Samoo and Jehangir Khan - in 2014. He had been nominated in 15 FIRs lodged in different police stations of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas districts since 1993, the officer added.
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Aijaz, a 45-year-old veterinarian and MQM-Pakistan sector incharge, was killed outside his house in the Hali Road area. Two assailants riding a motorcycle shot him when he had stepped out of his car. However, the suspects were captured in the footage of a closed-circuit television camera with one of them being easily identifiable. The murder's FIR was lodged at the Hali Road police station on the complaint of Dilshad Aijaz, nominating Shahid and the other suspect, Kamran alias Karela alias Pappu, for the killing.
The DIG told the media that the police had been searching for the suspects for quite some time. Upon receiving information about Shahid and Kamran on Friday, a team led by Criminal Investigation Agency DSP Aslam Langha raided the American Quarters locality where an exchange of fire ensued between the suspects and police.
After the exchange, the police arrested Shahid while Kamran managed to flee. The police also claimed to have seized a pistol and motorcycle from the suspect's possession.
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