Tariq Mehboob dies in jail detention

KARACHI: Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) leader Tariq Mehboob died of cardiac arrest in Central Jail Karachi on Saturday, ARY News reported.

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Tariq Mehboob was President of Karachi based youth organization Anjuman-e-Naujawanan-i-Islam (ANI).

Karachi jail authorities making arrangements to transfer the dead body of Tariq Mehbood to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital for the formalities.

ANI leader was said to be died of heart attack during detention in Karachi Central Jail.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Karachi on Thursday ordered 90 days detention of Mehboob on the plea of Rangers officials  for his alleged involvement in extortion and harboring target killers.

Pakistan Rangers Sindh had apprehended Tariq Mehboob from Karachi’s Water Pump locality.

Rangers statement

A press release issued by the Rangers said the ATC had sent the accused for preventive detention of 90 days in Central Jail on April 16 for further investigation.

The press release further said that Tariq Mehboob did not die in Rangers’ custody but he died in jail.

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Tariq Mehboob dies in jail detention

by Shakoor Nizamani