Malir District police personnel claimed on Saturday that they had arrested three high-profile criminals from outlawed Lashker-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) on charges of their involvement in a number of target killings and other heinous crimes, including escaping from the Karachi Central Prison.
Senior Police Inspector (SSP) Irfan Ali Bahadur from Malir District said that in response to intelligence information that several well-known terrorists belonging to forbidden clothing were present in Kota Baja, the pre-dawn raids were carried out and three terrorists were arrested after the police faced several. resistance.
The suspects were identified as Syekh Muhammad Moinuddin alias Papu alias Ismail, Arbaaz alias Aryaan and Aareeb alias Bilal.
During their search for their hiding place, a detonator, three device fuses, two remote controls, three device cables, different ribbon types and colors, scissors, two hand grenades, 1,000 grams of large ball bearings, 515 grams of small ball bearings, 2.5 kilograms of nails of different sizes, 90 kilograms of explosives, batteries and coolers were found and confiscated.
SSP Bahadur said preliminary checks revealed that the three had expertise in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and were planning to carry out terrorist activities in Karachi.
They are also suspected of attending militancy training in Afghanistan and being linked to the banned LeJ. Moinuddin and Arbaaz are the brothers of the terrorist Mumtaz alias Feroun.
Moinuddin revealed that he had joined the organization in 2007, and from 2008 to 2009 he remained an accountant for the organization. In 2013 he and his brother Mumtaz alias Feroun were arrested by CTD Sindh, while his brother, Mumtaz alias Feroun, along with his colleague, Ahmed, managed to escape from the Central Prison in June 2017 and fled to Afghanistan.
Furthermore, he admitted that he then went to Afghanistan and stayed there from March 2018 to June 2019 with his brother, Mumtaz, and a colleague, Asad alias Munna. During his stay in Afghanistan, he attended militancy training for about 45 days, and at the instructions of his brother, Mumtaz, he set up a terrorism training camp in Afghanistan. In May 2019 he came to Balochistan and attended militancy training there too.
Moinuddin revealed that he and his younger brother, Mumtaz alias Feroun, and Bilal were coming to Karachi and when they were near the Border Corps checkpoint in Panjgur District, Balochistan, there was a clash with Retribution personnel. In the shootout, Mumtaz alias Feroun was killed while a JOC and Jawan from the FC Intelligence Unit were slaughtered.
Arbaaz alias Aryaan said, on the instructions of his brother, Mumtaz alias Feroun, he joined a banned group in 2019. On June 17, 2019, he and Mumtaz alias Shahzad attempted to kill police police Allah Dino and Ahmed Ali. in Orangi City No. 10 in the Mominabad police control room, where the two policemen were martyred.
Aareeb aka Bilal aka Orangzeb revealed that he had joined LeJ in 2019, and that same year on March 9 he and his colleagues planned to rob a liquor store in Hawa Goth, Orangi City.
He said that when they returned from there, they met the police, and in the PC shootout Habibullah was martyred. He further revealed that he had transferred millions of rupees via Hawala Hundi to their leaders in Afghanistan. He is also suspected of being involved in the killing of police policemen Allah Dino and Ahmed Ali in the Mominabad area.
Further investigations are underway.