KARACHI: At least two suspects were arrested in Karachi’s Chowrangi in connection with famous Qawwal Amjad Sabri murder case.
Sources told that the detainees were neighbors of the slain.
Earlier, law enforcement agencies detained a suspect named Shahzad Mullah who was involved in the murder of renowned Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri.
Sources indicated that Mullah was the sector in-charge of a political party and was given the task of murdering Sabri by an important person of the party.
The data related to the suspect’s cell phone has also been retrieved.
Amjad Sabri, aged around 45, was travelling by car from his home in the city’s eastern Korangi area to a television studio, when a motorcycle pulled up alongside the vehicle and the attackers opened fire, Farooq Sanjarani, a police officer told AFP.
Sabri was hit by five bullets and was declared dead at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital while a companion, named as a relative, Saleem Sabri, was in critical condition, a hospital source added.
“It was a targeted killing and an act of terrorism,” Muqaddas Haider, a senior police officer said, without naming possible suspects.
Grisly mobile phone footage of the scene of the crime shot by an onlooker showed the singer’s head slumped on his right shoulder and a pool of blood on the ground by the driver’s side where he sat.