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CTD Arrests ‘Mastermind’ In Amjad Sabri Murder Case

In Karachi, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh police announced on Tuesday that they had apprehended the alleged ‘mastermind’ behind the planning of the assassination of the renowned Qawwal, Amjad Sabri, as reported by ARY News.

CTD Arrests ‘Mastermind’ In Amjad Sabri Murder Case

The CTD also revealed that they seized hand grenades, firearms, and explosives from the detained terrorist, who had a prior history of incarceration. Authorities additionally disclosed that this apprehended individual had been operating a network from behind bars.

Main suspect in Amjad Sabri’s murder arrested

Amjad Sabri, aged 45, was en route from his residence in the Liaquatabad area to a television studio when a motorcycle pulled up alongside his vehicle, and the assailants opened fire on June 22, 2016.

He allegedly dispatched Asim Kapri and Ishaq Bobby, who were responsible for the murders of Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri and four Rangers personnel.

The murder of one of Pakistan’s most beloved Qawwals and Naat Khawans led to a nationwide outpouring of grief, unlike anything seen before on Pakistani social media.

A CTD official noted that the accused had been serving time in prison in connection with various cases related to terrorism and other serious offenses.

Mastermind of Amjad Sabri Murder Arrested from Karachi

According to a CTD spokesperson, Qasim Rasheed, an operative of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was apprehended while he was allegedly coordinating criminal activities following his release from jail.

A representative from the CTD, addressing a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi operative, asserted that Qasim Rasheed was apprehended as he was reportedly reestablishing his criminal activities following his release from prison.

The CTD further stated that Amjad Sabri’s killing was orchestrated by Qasim Rasheed from inside the jail, with Asim Capri and Ishaq Boby executing the act. In his initial statement, Rasheed confessed to the murders of security officers and Amjad Sabri. Additionally, hand grenades and firearms were recovered from Qasim Rasheed’s possession.

Sindh police’s Counter-Terrorism Department apprehends Amjad Sabri alleged ‘mastermind’.

The CTD has alleged that Amjad Sabri’s murder was carried out by Asim Capri and Ishaq Boby under the instructions of Qasim Rasheed, who was incarcerated at the time.

It is important to note that Ishaq and Asim, the convicts in the Amjad Sabri murder case, were each sentenced to death twice by the court, following their conviction for an attack on an Imam Bargah in Karachi.

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