Karachi  - Sindh Rangers has asked MQM to hand over 187 alleged target killers among its ranks who are wanted for killing of police personnel that participated in 90s Karachi operation against criminals.
Sindh Rangers sent a letter to the MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday providing a list of 187 alleged target killers who it believes were members of Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A), the previous name of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
The letter said that 119 accused on the listed are those who had killed at least one cop while 47 were involved in the killing two policemen and one, namely Faisal, was wanted to the police in the case of five killings. The accused include Qamar aka Tadi, Amir aka Papa, Asif aka Chitta, Majeed aka Manjla and others.
The letter has been sent to the postal address of MQM headquarters, known as 90 (Nine-Zero) and copies of it have been also sent to Sindh chief minister, home secretary, inspector general of police and Karachi additional IG. It has been sent on behalf of Sindh Rangers Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Akhtar.
But MQM leader Farooq Sattar told a private channel Tuesday night that he or his party has not received any letter from the Rangers as yet. He also claimed that MQM chief Altaf Hussain has neither asked Nato or India for help nor urged them to interfere in country’s internal affairs. The Nation tried to contact MQM leader Aminul Haq for his comment but he was not available.
In their letter Rangers stated that “the precarious law and order situation of Karachi is not a new phenomenon. City has remained victim to politico ethnic violence in the past. During the period of early 90s, operation of law enforcement agencies were undertaken to apprehend the criminals involved in violence.
It has been learnt that 187 individuals of militant wing of MQM were nominated in various murder FIRs of those police officials who had participated in those operations. “List of nominees in various FIRs is attached as annexure… Please hand over the nominated suspects to Rangers to investigate the murder cases of police officials,” the letter said.
Since the beginning of ongoing Karachi targeted operation, which commenced on September 5, 2013, the MQM leaders have been asking the law enforcement authorities to provide the list of accused party workers involved in any sort of illegal or criminal activity along with the evidence.
MQM claims that at least 40 of their workers have been killed extra judicially during the recent operation, over 200 have been killed in various incidents of target killing, 350 are yet be produced before the courts while the total number of their activists arrested by police and Rangers is 3,500.