Rangers detain three RAW-trained target killers


KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh on Wednesday informed Anti-Terrorism Court about the 90-day preventive detention of three accused who were trained by Indian spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

The Rangers along with its counsel produced the suspects belonging to a political party, Nasir alias Khajji, Faheem alias Mirchi and Riaz alias Lakkar before the administrative judge of ATC, Justice Syed Mohammad Farooq Shah amid tight security.

The paramilitary force told the judge that they have credible information about suspects’ involvement in target killing, extortion and offences came within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act.

According to Rangers, the suspects were arrested during targeted operations in the city.

The court allowed the Rangers to keep the suspect considering legal provision 11 EEEEE (1) of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. The production of the suspect along with other documents was made in compliance with 11 EEEEE (3) of ATA for the information and record of the court.

Separately, talking to media, a Rangers officer said that the suspects went to India in 1994 and got trained from the RAW and started spreading terror in Karachi after their return back to the city. “The suspects were also involved in dozens of targeted killings and bomb blasts,” he added.