'Sindh LJ chief' arrested again
[Dawn] Police claimed on Wednesday to have placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
the Sindh chief of the banned turban outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, said to be involved in around 100 assassinations on sectarian grounds in the city.

Sindh LJ chief Hafiz Qasim Rasheed, who has a Rs500,000 bounty and is listed in the CID Red Book, was placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
following a shoot-out with a team of crime investigation department officials in the football ground of Patel Para, said Additional IG (CID) Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh while speaking at a presser at the CID Civil Lines offices.

The police claimed to have seized an AK-47 rifle, a TT pistol and a hand grenade found in the possession of Hafiz Rasheed.

Twice placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in recent years, he was released as many times by courts for want of evidence.

"Courts need testimony of witnesses and people are not forthcoming in the given circumstances," said the police officer, arguing that there could have been a drastic decline in the killings if such elements had been hanged at public places.

Since 2007, he said, no convict had been executed, which had resulted in a sharp rise in crimes. Yet the officer expressed the hope that there would be a considerable decline in the number of sectarian killings in the city following the latest arrest.

Hafiz Rasheed was associated with the Attaur Rahman alias Naeem Bukhari group, the officer said.

Hit list
Having a network of 35 men in the city, he was supposed to kill some media persons and CID officials whose names were mentioned in a hit list found in his possession, the officer said.

He added security had been provided to the people whose names had been found in the list.

Some of the recent killings Hafiz Rasheed is said to have carried out include that of the two jail officials who were targeted near Nipa and a lawyer bumped off on Jahangir Road a couple of days ago.

The Additional IG quoted Hafiz Rasheed as telling police interrogators that he had killed the jail officials because they used to hurl abuses at and misbehaved with the families of jugged
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activists of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other turban groups.

Posted by: Fred 2012-10-19