MQM-P's Raees Mama nabbed at Karachi airport

06:13 PM | 27 Mar, 2018
MQM-P's Raees Mama nabbed at Karachi airport
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KARACHI - Police in Sindh capital arrested a former sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Tuesday.

Raees Mama, the prime suspect in the Chakra Goth case, was arrested in Malaysia via Interpol and brought to Karachi.

Korangi SSP Zulfiqar Mahar said Mama worked under MQM-London’s Hammad Siddiqui - the primary accused in the Baldia Town incident - and has been accused crimes such as killings, extortion, attacking policemen and terrorist activities.

The accused was presented in Sindh Hight court amid high security, before being remanded in custody for 20 days.

In 2011, armed men attacked a police team led by DSP Syed Badar Ali Shah in Chakra Goth, Korangi, leaving three police personnel dead and 27 injured.

Mama’s name had been added to the Exit Control List on the request of intelligence agencies in 2015.

Raees allegedly played an important role in sectarian and ethnic target killings. He is also accused of earning millions of rupees through China cutting in Bagh-e-Korangi in Mehran Town.

Mama is also wanted for his alleged involvement in the killing of MQM-Haqiqi (MQM-H) workers and Lyari gang war members.