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LEAs arrests five key suspects in Ali Raza Abidi murder case

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) has arrested five key suspects in assassination of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Ali Raza Abdi, on Friday.

Last year on December 25, former MNA Ali Raza Abidi was shot dead outside his house in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi.

According to sources, five members of an 11-member gang that was directly involved in Abidi’s killing were arrested from Lyari.

The arrested accused have made startling revelation in the interrogation. The gang killed the MQM’s former lawmaker on the political grounds by taking “wage”, relayed sources.

Furthermore, eight members of the gang were tasked to trace Ali Raza Abidi, whereas a trained rider along with the shooter was hired to assassinate him.

Sources further said that two main accused of the case have fled Iran, while further investigation from the held accused in the case was underway.

The law enforcing traced the accused after finding a clue from killing incident of Ehtisham, a youth, who was gunned down in city’s area of Liaquatabad last year.

Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Ali Raza Abidi was gunned down late night on December 25 last year outside his residence in DHA area of the metropolis.

The CCTV footage of the incident showed that two unidentified assailants chased Abidi and when the politician stopped his vehicle in front of his residence, in Khayaban-e-Ittehad locality, one of the assailants opened fire on Abidi and managed to escape from the scene.