Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has claimed that Umair Siddiqui, was never arrested during Rangers’ raid at Nine-Zero on Wednesday.
Siddiqui, an MQM worker who has reportedly confessed to the involvement of his party’s activists in the 2012 Baldia factory arson.
The MQM chief, while speaking to a television channel by phone from London on Saturday said “the truth is that Umair was arrested on February 15 and was subjected to inhumane torture. When lawyers tried to raise this matter, their appeals were not heeded,” .
He further added that “the Rangers are misleading people by saying that Umair was arrested from Nine-Zero on March 11,” he said.
Altaf alleged that the “now only MQM and its workers are the subject targeted operation in Karachi, whereas the operation was initiated against the Taliban and other militant outfits, sectarian groups, extortionists, target killers and street criminals.The MQM workers arrested during the raid are being presented as war criminals,”