Rangers arrest prime suspect of ARY News office attack
The suspect Asif Siddiqui, belongs to MQM, and was also elected Chairman from UC-22 Ranchore Line.
According to sources, the suspect was arrested after being identified by MQM leaders Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan during interrogation from Rangers. Siddiqui, who allegedly orchestrated the attack on ARY News’ Saddar office has now been handed over to the police.
Law enforcers later claimed to have arrested two women involved in the attack from city’s Lines Area.
The attack on ARY News
Armed workers belonging to MQM forcibly entered ARY News’ Saddar office and destroyed the office’s reception, marketing section, harassed workers and set fire to the employees’ vehicles on Monday, August 22.
The attack occurred allegedly after party chief Altaf Hussain’s speech in which he incited the workers to attack media houses and allegedly asked them to raise anti-Pakistan slogans.
The resulting hue and cry forced the party’s Karachi Rabita Committee to dissociate itself from Altaf Hussain’s statements while some senior members including Amir Liaquat Hussain and Irum Azeem Farooque to leave the party.
CCTV FOOTAGE OF ATTACK ON ARY NEWS OFFICE