Police claims arrest of MQM-L target killer with alleged links to Farooq Sattar

Published: November 20, 2019
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KARACHI: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an alleged MQM-London target killer in Karachi.

Law enforcers also claimed the ‘target killer’ has links with former MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar.

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Yusuf alias ‘thelay wala’, was recently taken into custody during an operation, said a police official.

“During the investigation, the target killer has confessed to having connections with Dr Sattar. Yusuf has also revealed that he killed at least 96 people,” claimed SSP East in a press conference.

“The accused joined MQM in 1995 and was arrested for the first time in 1996 by Sindh Rangers. However, he was released after a year. Those murdered by the accused also include forces’ personnel,” further claimed the senior police official.

The police also alleged that the ‘target killer’ was in communication with senior party leaders, including Dr Farooq Sattar and his first meeting with the senior party leader took place at Nine Zero – the then MQM headquarters.

“The meeting was arranged by sector in-charge Khalid Siddiqui and Nadeem alias ‘Marble'”.

The accused allegedly admitted to carrying out violent activities and murders at the behest of the MQM leadership.

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“We used to get instructions from the [MQM] leaders. I also used to take bodies in a thela [cart] and dispose of them,” SSP East quoted Yusuf as saying during the media talk.

Police presented the accused in court on Wednesday and acquired his physical remand till November 23.

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