KARACHI - Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Monday claim to have arrested an alleged target killer in a raid conducted on a tip-off on University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

The accused person, identified as Ali Darwesh alias Baba, according to CID officials, was a close aide of Ahmed Ali Magsi, the prime accused in the dual murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s PIB Colony sector committee member Mansoor Mukhtiar and his brother Masood Mukhtiar.

Officials also claim to have recovered a hand grenade and a Kalashnikov from his possession. CID SSP Fayyaz Khan said that during initial course of interrogation, the accused person disclosed that he belongs to Ahmed Ali Magsi group of Lyari gang and was involved in target killings, attack on police and other cases, adding that he also disclosed that he was running a narcotics den in PIB Colony.