KARACHI: High metropolis law enforcement officials have confirmed that sleeper cells have been activated by a terrorist group in Karachi.
Speaking to ARY Information, DIG Police Amir Farooqui disclosed that terrorists Shaikh Mumtaz alias Firaon and Ahmed Munna have been affiliated with Hafiz Qasim Group and they’re nonetheless working in Karachi.
After their escape from jail that they had fled to Afghanistan.
In line with latest data each hardened terrorists have returned to Karachi. They’ve despatched extortion chits to merchants and concerned in focused killings of policemen, police officer mentioned.
The police whereas tracing an extortion name discovered that terrorist Shaikh Mumtaz was current in Karachi, DIG Amir Farooqui mentioned.
SSP Ghulam Azfar Mahesar whereas unveiling particulars mentioned Mumtaz after fleeing from jail has reactivated sleeper cells and the terrorist community.
He was hiding on the home of a facilitator Sakeena Naz alias Nazo for 4 and half months, who recognized him.
“Sakeena Naz’s husband can be a terrorist and jailed at Sukkur Jail, ” police officer mentioned. Police got here to know concerning the matter when it obtained a criticism about extortion and a retired policeman was martyred, he additional mentioned.
The police has recovered the bike utilized in focused killing incident, whereas different regulation enforcement businesses additionally working towards the terrorist community. The terrorists are prone to be hiding in Karachi or Balochistan, the police officer added.