Key suspects in the October 19 robbery at a center of the Edhi Foundation are still at large, investigators said on Saturday, denying media reports of arrests. A group of robbers had held philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and his staff hostage and looted gold and cash worth millions of rupees from the centre in the Kharadar neighbourhood of Karachi last Sunday.
Media reports claimed on Saturday that the key-suspect, identified as Rashid, was arrested during a raid in the Korangi area and the looted cash recovered from his possession.
However, officials from District South police, Special Investigation Unit and Crime Investigation Department said they didn’t make any arrest. “We are conducting raids but so far we have not apprehended any suspect,” investigation team in-charge SSP Khawaja Naveed told The Express Tribune.
He said 35 suspects, including former and serving staffers of the Edhi Foundation, have been questioned, but no clues have been found so far.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2014.