Karachi: Police have arrested an activist of a religious party for forcibly collecting Zakat and Fitrana, in the Pirabad area today.

SSP Crime Branch ShahJehan Khan said that the person was arrested red handed; he was identified as Anjum Shehzad. He had forcibly been collecting Zakat and Fitrana from people in the Qasba Mor area of Pirabad. The arrest was made on a tip-off received by the crime branch, he said.

He stated that the police have also recovered a hand grenade and a weapon from Shehzad’s possession. A case has been registered against him under the anti-terrorism act, he added.