Remand extended: Rangers allowed to interrogate MQM 'mass killer' for another 10 days

Umair Siddiqui alias jailor has been accused of killing over 60 people


Zubair Ashraf June 25, 2015
PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court extended on Thursday the physical remand of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker accused of gunning down several people, including a Rangers’ personnel, and supervising other killings.

Rangers claim that Umair Siddiqui had a hand in killing as many as 64 people; however, only two cases have reportedly surfaced against him, prompting the court to extend his interrogation by another 10 days.

In one of the cases, registered in the Gulshan-e-Maymar police station, Umair was accused of opening fired on two brothers. In the other case, registered with the Mubina Town police, he was accused of killing a Rangers official.

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Umair alias Jailor was presented before the court by Rangers personnel handcuffed and covered by a piece of cloth in order to conceal his identity.

The accused revealed that he holds a Master’s degree and worked for a government hospital in Liaquqatabad.

He also told the court that he worked at the MQM’s election cell.

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Meanwhile, an alleged target killer belonging to Sunni Tehreek was presented before court and reportedly confessed to killing of 45 people.

About a fortnight ago, the Anti-violent Crime Cell had raided an office of the political party and arrested Rehan alias Azeem alias Doctor.

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