Suspected ‘RAW agent’ arrested in Karachi over involvement in targeted killings, bombings
A case has been registered against the alleged suspects, and an investigation is underway.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday detained a suspect for carrying out bombings and being involved in targeted killings at the behest of The Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
According to FIA officials, the suspect, identified as Zafar Khan, was a member of the Karachi fire brigade and had been in neighboring India for 14 months, where he had received training and gained expertise in making bombs and using advanced weapons.
FIA officials said they had also arrested two members of a money exchange company who were reportedly part of a RAW sleeping cell. The other two suspects were sending money to anti-state elements via Hundi and Hawala.
“Information of others involved in the activities have been sent to all the airports in the country,” officials said, adding that guns, laptops, and phones were recovered from them.
A case has been registered against the alleged suspects, and an investigation is underway, officials added.
In May, the FIA arrested an alleged member of RAW who was serving as an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in a special branch of the police and was a vital member of a RAW sleeper cell.
FIA said the suspect had been recruited in the Sindh Police in the year 1991 and was a member of MQM-London. He had been involved in facilitating his partners in crime at the airport and was also engaged in targeted killings and terrorism activities.
Officials added that the accused had gone to India in 2008 to receive training.
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