KARACHI: Police on Sunday arrested a suspected target killer from the posh locality of Zamzama in Karachi.
Alleged target killer Yasir alias Dada was taken into police custody after a police raid was conducted in an apartment building in Zamzama. The police received a tip off regarding Yasir’s whereabouts and proceeded to surround the apartment block and carry out an operation to nab him and four of his partners.
Police claim that Yasir is involved in the killing of 232 people, including police officials and DSP Nawaz Ranjha and Inspector Nasirul Hassan.
Officials said that Yasir was living in the posh Defence Housing Society locality from where he was arrested. Four of his accomplices, however, escaped during the raid. Security officials are conducting raids in the area to arrest the suspected killers.
Yasir has been taken to the Clifton police station for interrogation. During initial investigations, he confessed that 330 people have been killed by his group of five men in Karachi.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from his Zamzama apartment. These include 2 TT pistols and one AK-47 among other weapons. Yasir told the police that he does not stay in any one location for over a week.
Earlier this month, two target killers were arrested from the same upper class locality of Zamzama. SSP Clifton Tariq Dharejo had said that the two men, who were identified as Danial and Faisal, were involved in the killings of at least 26 people and belonged to a political party. Dharejo refused to name the party.