Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naveed Khawaja on Thursday said they had foiled a major terror plan in the port city by arresting a network of criminals trained by Indian spy agency – Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
The official said police had arrested four accused linked to a political party in Karachi, who confessed to planning an attack on Shah-e-Khorasan Imambargah in the month of Muharram, and received training in various parts of India.
The names of those arrested are Khalid, Muhammad Mohsin alias Kashif, Abdul Jabbar alias Zafar, Muhammad Shafiq alias Pappu. SSP Khawaja said the four had also been involved in an attack on Afaq Ahmad — chief of MQM Haqqiqi.
He said the detained criminals had also identified several bank accounts that were used in funding their activities, adding that the State Bank of Pakistan had been notified in this regard.
“Several traders and businessmen were aiding these terrorists directly or indirectly,” said the SSP, adding that a case against all abettors will also be initiated.
He said the accused had identified several locations where they claim to have hidden weapons and ammunition.