Law enforcers take Allama Yousuf into custody
KARACHI, (DNA) : Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) late on Saturday apprehended Allama Mirza Yousuf Hussain besides nearly 40 suspects in overnight raids in Karachi, police officials said.
Hussain – a prominent scholar – was taken into custody from Nazimabad area of the metropolis and moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Charges against him were not immediately known.
The arrest comes a day after police arrested Faisal Raza Abidi, former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senator, from his house in New Rizvia Society late Friday night. Abidi was arrested in connection with the killings of two persons in Patel Para area a day earlier.
On Friday, unknown armed motorcyclists had shot two men dead in Karachi’s Patel Para neighborhood. The victims were identified as Abdul Baqi – a resident of Balochistan – and Ameen.
Meanwhile, law enforcers rounded up two suspects in wounded condition from Saeedabad and New Karachi areas overnight. They also nabbed 35 suspects in a search operation conducted in Godhra area, who were taken to a police station for further investigation.
Early Sunday morning LEAs conducted a search operation in the Nazimabad police station area and took three suspects in custody.
The prominent Shia scholar was taken into custody from Nazimabad area of the metropolis. The sources said the cleric has been moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.Charges against Mirza Yousuf Hussain were not immediately known.
The arrest comes hours after police arrested Faisal Raza Abidi, former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senator, from his house in New Rizvia Society on Saturday.Abidi was arrested in connection with the killings of two persons in Patel Para area a day earlier.
The murders happened on Friday as armed pillion riders shot two men dead near the Fatima Bai Hospital and fled. A spokesman of the outlawed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) had yesterday claimed that the two victims were their supporters.
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