KARACHI–SSP Malir Rao Anwar announced the arrest of two terror suspects last night, whom he claimed were members of Indian spy agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing).
Speaking to the media on Thursday, he made the startling claim that the suspects – Tahir alias Lamba and Mama Junaid – also belonged to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and had been sent to India for training in the past.
“MQM is a terrorist organisation and it should be banned,” SSP Anwar argued, while narrating that members of MQM went to India through Indian-held Kashmir, were trained there by India’s intelligence agency— RAW— and then came back to Pakistan to spread terror.
“We have solid evidence to prove these allegations. The two people we arrested have confessed all of this and they are ashamed of their activities. We recovered a large amount of explosives, hand grenades, 9mm pistols from these suspects. We will investigate further during the remand,” he said.
“MQM is spreading terror in the guise of a political party, and all the senior leaders of MQM including its chief Altaf Hussain are involved in spreading terror in the country,” he added.
The SSP alleged that Zulfiqar Haider and Nadeem Nusrat, the deputy convener of MQM, have been funding these terrorist activities from London.
Speaking about how these terrorists operated, Anwar said “They are in contact with Zulfiqar Haider, Nadeem Nusrat and Muhammad Anwar. The suspects got in touch with Waqas, who arranged money and visas in Bangkok from where they then go to Delhi airport. Javed Langra, Naveed, his brother, Tariq Zaidi and Sunny received them and took them to a farmhouse in Delhi and trained them in Dheradun. An Indian Army official named Ram trained them. After training, they are brought back by way of Kashmir and then they entered illegally through the Lahore border.”
Anwar said the MQM should be banned the way the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant outfits are on the basis of their terrorist activities.
The arrested suspects will be kept in custody for 90 days and a JIT will be formed to investigate the matter, said the SSP. “We have a lot of evidence. People who are enemies of the state are at the forefront of this political party.”
He went on to say that, these terrorist elements are provided jobs, in return for which they have to carry out terrorist activities. “There is evidence that they have passports and other things, they have confessed all of this on their own, and they [the arrested criminals] are ashamed of what they have done.”
“Under Altaf Hussain, Nadeem Nusrat and Muhammad Anwar’s orders, we went to our country’s arch-enemies and received training. Our heads are bowed with shame,” Anwar quoted the criminals as saying.
India’s intelligence agency is often named by Pakistani officials for its alleged execution, training and funding of terrorist activities in the country. For its part, India has always denied such claims and called for evidence to be brought forward.
On Wednesday, army chief General Raheel Sharif had visited Karachi to review the Karachi operation. He was briefed by Corps Commander Karachi and DG Rangers Sindh on progress of the operation in the city. The army chief vowed to crush all mafias operating in the city.
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