Details of Rangers raid on Zardari’s close aide offices disclosed

Details of Rangers raid on Zardari’s close aide offices disclosed

KARACHI: Just before Zardari’s plane landing on Karachi Airport,Pakistan Rangers Sindh released all detail regarding raids conducted at Anwar Majeed offices located at I.I. Chundrigar Road and near the hockey stadium. Anwar Majeed is a close aide of Asif Ali Zardari.

According to the statement issued by the Rangers PRO, the raids were conducted on verified reports regarding the presence of illegal arms and ammunition and involvement of arrested suspects in facilitating miscreants.

The Rangers release also lists details of the arms seized during the raids which include 17 AK47 assault rifles, 4 hand guns, 9 ball bombs and 3,325 rounds of live ammunition.

Important documents were also seized during the raids. After verification of the weapons and ammunition seized, action would be taken against the facilitators and the owners of the property from where the cache was seized, the Rangers statement concluded.

According to Rangers sources, said that the offices belong to a company owned by Anwar Majeed who is a close associate of former President Asif Ali Zardari.The raids coincided with Zardari's return home after living 18 months in Dubai.

Four people were taken into custody during the raid at the I.I. Chundrigar office, while the admin manager from the office near Hockey Stadium was detained.

They were identified as Shehzad Shahid, Rajab Ali Rajpar, Ajmal Khan, Kamran Muneer Ansari and Kashif Hussain Shah.

Among them, the arrest of Kamran Muneer Ansari is being seen as highly important. He is said to be the man who supervises the sugar mill and all financial affairs of Majeed.

Ranger’s sources further said that the individuals taken into custody have been shifted to an unknown location for interrogation.

Meanwhile, personnel of a law enforcement agency rounded up another high-profile suspect from Defence area of the megapolis on Friday afternoon, sources said. The suspect, Nasir, was said to be a confidant of former DG Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Manzoor Kaka.

Kaka, who has fled the country, is wanted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).