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Two people involved in Sabri murder arrested by CTD: Sindh CM Murad Shah

Two people have been arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department for the murder of famed qawwali Amjad Sabri and other high-profile cases, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah told journalists on Monday.

Security officials inspect Amjad Sabri's car. ─ AFP/File
Security officials inspect Amjad Sabri’s car. ─ AFP/File

“The CTD, a transnational terrorist cell, headed by Raja Umar Khattab made a major breakthrough and arrested two people from Liaquatabad, called Ishaq alias Bobby and Asim alias Capri. Their weapons were also recovered… After a probe and forensic investigation, we found proof of involvement in 28 cases.”

Shah said ‘conclusive proof’ of involvement in nine major incidents, including the murder of famed qawwal Amjad Sabri, firing at a women’s majlis in Nazimabad in October, and a grenade attack on a majlis, among others.

“The investigation is ongoing, we are still matching evidence with equipment. We didn’t want to make any announcement until we were sure.”

Sabri was gunned down in Karachi June 22, 2016, after unknown assailants fired at his vehicle in the city’s Liaquatabad area, critically injuring him. He was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries.

Read more: Famed qawwal Amjad Sabri gunned down in Karachi

Responsibility for the attack was earlier claimed by a spokesperson for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud group.

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