KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies on late Saturday took into custody Maulana Mirza Yousuf Hussain alongside detaining over two dozen suspects in different raids, ARY News reported.
The raid to arrest Maulana Hussain was conducted at the scholar’s residence in Nazimabad area by Police and Rangers. Maulana Hussain is said to be Khateeb (Speaker) of Masjid Noor-e-Iman.
Police and Rangers had taken into custody Abidi, the former Pakistan Peoples’s Party leader and Senator, into custody after carrying out a search operation at his residence in New Rizvia Society area.
Sources said that weapons were found from Abidi’s home as well, but later after the investigation, the arms were found to be licensed.
Police had claimed that Abidi was arrested in respect of recent firing and terrorism incidents in the city. He will also be questioned over targeted killings in Central and East districts of Karachi.