Five suspects arrested in Ali Raza Abidi murder case

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Five suspects arrested in Ali Raza Abidi murder case

KARACHI: The law enforcing agencies on Friday made five ‘key arrests’ in the assassination of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Ali Raza Abdi.
The former member of National Assembly (MNA) was shot dead on December 25, last year outside his house in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi.
According to reports, five members of an 11-member gang that was directly involved in Abidi’s killing, were arrested from Lyari.
The rounded up accused have made startling revelation in the interrogation. The gang killed the MQM’s former lawmaker on the political grounds by taking “wage”, reports added.
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.
Reports further said that two main accused of the case have fled to Iran, while further investigation from the held accused in the case was underway.
The law enforcing agengy traced the accused after finding a clue from the 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.

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