Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) have arrested four takfiri terrorists of outlawed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), sister-wing of ASWJ over terror financing through bank robberies, kidnapping for ransom and extortion in Karachi, Pakistan.
The convicts confessed to have generated around Rs150 million since 2014 which was subsequently handed over to takfiri militants for carrying out acts of terrorism.
Meanwhile, CTD Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Junaid Ahmed Shaikh said that during the initial probe, the arrested militants revealed that they had been generating funds for terrorism in Karachi since 2014.
According to the SSP, they had confessed to the generation of around Rs150 million, which was subsequently handed over to takfiri militants for carrying out acts of terrorism.
SSP Shaikh added that the arrested were affiliated with the Naeem Bukhari-led LJ group.
The SSP said that the group was still active in Karachi despite the arrest of their ringleader, Bukhari, with a certain Samiullah having taken the charge.
The apprehended quartet was identified as Zakir alias Qari, Affan, Muzamil and Abdul Hafeez alias Haji, according to Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Police, CTD, Dr Sanaullah Abbasi.
The AIG said they are facilitators of terrorism, adding that the CTD is now paying special attention to cases involving funding and financing of terrorist organisations.