Rangers hand MQM leader Amir Khan over to police

Amir Khan handed to Gulberg police

Faraz Khan June 04, 2015
MQM central leader Amir Khan is being escorted back to the vehicle by Rangers personnel after being presented before an anti-terrorism court. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: Muttahida Qoumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan, who had been detained by Sindh Rangers following a raid on party headquarters Nine Zero in March, was handed over to police on Thursday.

The move comes less than 24 hours after a case was registered against him at the Azizabad police station early on Thursday morning for harbouring criminals and providing them protection.

On Thursday evening, Rangers handed over custody of Amir to the Gulberg police.

Investigation officer Gulberg police station Mobin Zaidi, while talking to The Express Tribune, confirmed that they now had custody of the MQM leader for further investigation.

Read: Harbouring criminals: Case registered against MQM leader Amir Khan

Rangers had apprehended nearly half a dozen target killers during a raid at MQM headquarters – including Faisal Mehmood, aka Mota, who was condemned to death by a court over his involvement in the murder of television journalist Wali Khan Babar.

According to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, Rangers are allowed to detain suspects for a period of 90 days. Khan, who had been detained on March 11, would have completed his three month detention period on June 11.


Solat Amin | 6 years ago | Reply Ali there is no place for people like you in Karachi, please let us support to Quaid and our Muhajir Quom, no operation against is going to be successful which has proved from NA246 to today's strike.
Ali S | 6 years ago | Reply Meaning he's now free. The Rangers operation against MQM is useless if they can't stop them from shutting down the entire city at a call from the fat man in London - Karachi's economy, businesses and students whose exams get delayed suffer from these strikes, someone needs to put an end to this.
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