KARACHI: The prime suspect in Parveen Rehman’s murder, Raheem Swati, has been arrested by Karachi police, said a statement released Saturday.
Following the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s directives, a special police team was formed under orders from DIG West Feroz Shah. Under the supervision of SSP West, SP Orangi was selected to lead the operation to nab Swati, added the statement.
Swati had eight cell phone SIM cards registered under his name, which he had used at different times, although all were non-operational, claim police.
The police party received an intelligence tip-off regarding Swati’s presence in the Manghopir area of the metropolis.
A raid was conducted at the given location, and Swati was arrested. Police claim to have recovered a 9mm pistol and a hand grenade from his possession.
Swati has been booked under Section 353, 324 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and also under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA).