Karachi: Police claims to have arrested the killer of Amjad Sabiri, in Karachi today.Police said, the accused is a professional target killer and has confessed the murder’s plotting with three other companions.
According to sources, accused has said that his two companions followed and killed Amjad Sabri with the help of the third. Detained accused has confessed that he pulled the door of car and opened fire at Amjad Sabri.
According to reports, Imran Siddiqui, a worker of a political party and an employee of District Municipal Corporation, was arrested during a raid in Surjani Town. Reports say that Siddiqui confessed to the killing and revealed the names of his companions.
He received orders via phone to kill Sabri. District Central SSP (investigations) Arib Maher and Counter Terrorism Department SSP (investigations) Naveed Khawaja who are investigating the high-profile murder did not confirm the arrest and said that there was no major development in the case.
Sabri was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in a central Karachi neighbourhood last month, triggering an outpouring of grief nationwide.
Sabri, aged around 45, was travelling from his home to a television studio to attend an iftar transmission, when a motorcycle pulled up alongside his white coloured Honda Civic and the two riders opened fire, according to police.
Sabri had hardly travelled a kilometre after leaving his house in the Liaquatabad neighbourhood when the gunmen targeted him. Another person travelling with him remained unhurt in the attack that also left a passerby woman injured.
Witnesses gave a slightly different account. “The motorcycle-riding attackers pulled up in front of Sabri’s car right in the middle of the road at Liaquatabad underpass,” a shopkeeper in the neighbourhood told The Express Tribune.
“One of them pulled out a gun from a black handbag. He fired shots into the air before turning his gun on the car,” said the shopkeeper who didn’t want to be identified by name. One attacker was wearing a helmet, while the other had his face covered with a handkerchief. They fled unidentified and unchallenged towards Hassan Square.