Police claim breakthrough in Abidi's murder case.


KARACHI -- Police and other law enforcement agencies claimed to have a major breakthrough in investigation of murder case of former MQM-P leader Syed Ali Raza Abidi and have made some important arrests that would lead to unearth the killers of Abidi.

Police investigators claimed that in initial investigation course of Ali Raza Abidi assassination revealed that the weapon which used in the attack also previously used in a murder of a young man namely Ehtisham in Liaqutabad neighbourhood on December 10. Police suspect that the deceased young man was killed over personal enmity by a gambler namely Irfan. Police said that Irfan killed the deceased Ehtisham through paid killers and he fled from the country. Police believed that same group was involved in Ali Raza Abidi and Ehtisham murders cases as joint investigation of both cases is underway.

Police investigators also get the CCTV footage of attack on former MQM-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Raza Abidi, the footage shows that two motorcycle riding men chasing Abidi and one of them spraying with bullets on vehicle of Ali Raza Abidi outside his house in Karachi's Defence area. It further showed that a man is riding pillion, gets off the bike and runs away after targeting Abidi. Gate of Abidi's house could also be seen opening and a man looks out as the gunman opens fire.

Police also recorded the statement of security guard and eye-witness of the incident, the security guard in his statement stated: 'I have been deploying at the house of Ali Raza Abidi for last one month and 25 days, during the performance the car of Abidi just reached at the door.

'When I reached and tried to open the door suddenly attacker resorted firing on Abidi's vehicle, I wanted to retaliate but my gun could not do work timely, during the efforts the culprits managed to escape,' guard added.

He further said that he saw Abidi Sahab sustained bullet wounds and blood was running down from his neck.

'During the incident Abidi Sahab buzzing the horn frequently out of routine,' he lamented.

Following the incident, the Gizri police registered the FIR under sections 302, 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code and sections 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act against unknown assailants on the complaint deceased Abidi's father Captain Syed Ikhlaq Hussain Abidi.

In the wake of the murder of former lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi and other terrorist activities happened in recent past, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday called an emergent...

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