Waseem Akhtar to be investigated for 12 May violence: SSP Rao Anwar
During his media interaction today when the court ordered sending Karachi’s mayor-elect on judicial remand, Anwar said the MQM leader could be re-arrested for his suspected involvement in different cases being probed by the police.
Anwar said the police would request the court to grant remand of Akhtar as part of the investigation.
The senior cop said armed miscreants had snatched weapons from the police on May 12 when mayhem disrupted peace of the city.
He said a letter had been sent to authorities for forming joint investigation team to probe Waseem Akhtar.
He claimed that it was discovered during investigation that Akhtar, who was Sindh home minister in 2007, had stopped police from its duty and de-armed them.
May 12, 2007 was one of the violent days of the city ever witnessed. At least 40 people had lost their lives on the bloody day while over 90 others were injured.
Violence had broken out when the then-deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had reached Karachi to rouse support for his cause of lawyers’ movement.