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An 11-member gang was hired to kill Ali Raza Abidi on political grounds: suspects tell Karachi police

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Feb 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
An 11-member gang was hired to kill Ali Raza Abidi on political grounds: suspects tell Karachi police

The police arrested five suspects in the case

Former MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi was killed on political grounds, indicated suspects arrested in the case during interrogation.

The Karachi police arrested five suspects from Lyari and during interrogation these men indicated that Abidi’s murder was politically motivated.

An 11-member team of gangsters from Lyari were involved in the murder, said the suspects. They said they were paid to kill the former parliamentarian.

Related: Ali Raza Abidi’s father wants his vehicle back

A skilled motorcyclist and shooter were assigned to kill him but before the murder, eight people were on surveillance duty.

The two main suspects involved in the murder have fled the country, said the suspects.

Abidi was shot dead on December 25, 2018 outside his house in Karachi’s Defence Phase V.

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