According to DIG South Shahid Hayat, police followed a lead and conducted raid in Shah Baig Lane where the suspects were believed to have taken shelter. The operation paved way for another encounter which led them to Zubair Baloch and Zakir alias Daada who were detained and shifted to an interrogation unit.
Zubair is wanted in eight cases of murder and attempt to murder, while Daada is wanted in 12 cases including the murder of Arshad Pappu and his allies. Before this, police and Rangers killed main suspect Aqeel Commando and arrested Abdul Rehman in an injured condition.
Meanwhile, the Crime Investigation Department of Sindh Police has also arrested two alleged terrorists associated with banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group. The suspects were identified as Shaikh Muhammad alias Athar aka Anwar and Shahid alias Churan.
According to SSP Fayyaz Khan, the arrested men were affiliated with Atta-ur-Rehman alias Naeem Bukhari group of outlawed LeJ. He said the arrested suspect Shaikh Muhammad was the LeJ Karachi chapter chief.