The recently acquitted and released Ajmal Pahari, the alleged killer of more than 100 people, has been arrested again by the Karachi Police over twelve new charges, including four murder cases, say media reports.
According to media reports, after being released from the Karachi jail on Jan 18, 2013, Ajmal Pahari was arrested again on Wednesday over implication in new murder cases.
The twelve new cases that include four murder cased were registered in Joharabad Police Station.
He went missing mysteriously soon after his release but today the Karachi police has made the news of his arrest public.
Mystery shrouded the sudden disappearance of Ajmal Siddiqi alias Ajmal Pahari, the alleged target killer who was released on January 18, 2013 from the Karachi Central Prison after being acquitted in 11 cases of murder, despite his on-camera confessions of involvement in at least 111 murders, and the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) thrilling report on his alleged crimes.
Pahari’s wife had alleged that the Karachi police had handed over his husband to the intelligence agencies instead of setting him free as per the court orders, the agencies said Pahari was released in the presence of a large number of MQM workers from Karachi’s Central Prison on January 18 and he must have gone underground following directives from his bosses to avoid his possible arrest in the remaining cases.
Pahari was originally booked in 18 cases, according to a petition submitted in court by the defence counsel Mushtaq Ahmed. The application further stated that the accused had been acquitted in 12 cases and was granted bail in the remaining cases.
Despite his acquittal, Ajmal Pahari was detained under the Section 3 (1) of the West Pakistan Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960, since Sept 20, 2012.