The Karachi Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has claimed to have dug up the Indian Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) network within the Sindh police force and arrested a police officer in this connection.
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) who was placed in the investigative wing of the Sharea Faisal police station was missing a few days ago, but he appeared to have appeared in police custody on Monday.
Officials who revealed his arrest claimed that the arrested police officers had links to the Indian spy agency RAW and the Muttahida Qaumi-London Movement (MQM-L).
The arrest of ASI Shahzad Pervez was revealed by SIU on Monday. He was reportedly picked up by SIU and intelligence officials from the Eastern District three days ago when he was on his way home from work.
SSU SIP head Irfan Bahadur claimed that the officer was arrested during a raid in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar neighborhood, adding that weapons and hand grenades were also found from his possession.
Officials claim that ASI is part of the target killing team that plays an important role for MQM-L, while he also helps RAW in carrying out terrorism and other criminal activities in Karachi.
They say he was funded by former Chairman of the Pakistan Student Organization Muttahida Mehmood Siddiqui, who has been in India for the past years with a RAW salary, and sent funds through hawala to carry out terrorist activities in the city.
The arrests came more than a month after the city police chief claimed on March 19 that he had foiled a large plot of potential terrorism when they damaged the local RAW network operated by militants affiliated with MQM-L.
Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP Addl) Ghulam Nabi Memon said that there were reports about RAW’s involvement in terrorism in Karachi, about MQM-L running a local network of intelligence services and about their possibility of carrying out major terror activities. in the metropolis anytime.
“We found during our investigation that MQM-L terrorists who received militancy training in India were the ringleaders of the RAW network in Karachi,” Memon said during a speech at a press conference at the Karachi Police Station in Saddar.
“The ringleader is involved in terrorism here with his MQM-L colleagues on RAW’s instructions. He has contacted Siddiqui,” he said. The group also remained in contact with the well-known MQM-L terrorist, Safdar Baqri in Canada, he added.
The IGP Addl said the group had been assigned by RAW to provide funds to various terrorist groups in Karachi to carry out terrorist activities, to store bombs and other weapons and supply them to different terrorists, to gather information about sensitive installations of the city, including those of security agencies and intelligence, and share it with intelligence agencies and provide updates on the political situation in metropolitan cities.
He said the group also used to give RAW special funds to Khalid Shamim, the main suspect in the murder of Imran Farooq, adding that their bank transactions had been traced. The city police chief said the SIU had been tasked with finding and arresting suspects, adding that officials conducted raids in various parts of the city, including Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Federal Territory B and Korangi, and arrested Shahid, alias Muttahida, an MQM-L militant who led RAW operations in Karachi, and two accomplices, namely Majid and Adil Ansari.
Memon said that because the group had been involved in funding terrorism as well as international killings, the government had been asked to form a joint investigation team, adding that the cash prize had also been recommended to the SIU team for saving Karachi from major terrorism. incident.
The police chief also claimed that the robber had found an enormous arsenal of weapons and ammunition, including hand grenades, mortars and launchers, as well as electronic fuses and detonators.
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