KARACHI: Crime Investigation Department (CID) conducted a raid at Super Highway and arrested Lyari gang war accused Shahid Malik alias Bikik on Thursday.
According to the CID sources, Shahid Malik was arrested during a raid that was conducted at the Super Highway while he was heading to Nawabshah from Karachi.
Shahid aka Bikik is one of the prime accused of Lyari gang war, and was also involved in the attack that killed Bilal Sheikh, top security officer of former president Asif Ali Zardari. He was also wanted in other cases of murder, attempted murder, extortion and robbery.
Bilal Sheikh was killed in a suicide blast targeting his double cabin vehicle in the Gurumandir area of Karachi on July 10, 2013.
It may be mentioned here that personnel of a sensitive agency apprehended another prime accused of Lyari gang war, Sheraz Comrade and his two accomplices from Lahore when they were trying to escape to Dubai from the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday.
The arrested persons were shifted to an unidentified location for interrogation. The other two accomplices of comrade were identified as Zakir Mogheeri and Awais Tipu. The agency personnel conducted a raid outside the premises of the Lahore airport on a tip-off and arrested them minutes before they were about to fly to Dubai.
Sheraz Comrade was wanted by the LEA in more than 100 cases of target killings, extortion and kidnappings for ransom. The Sindh government had also fixed Rs5 lakh as head money for the arrest of Comrade. Soon after the arrest of Comrade, police and other LEAs conducted raids in different parts of the city to arrest other criminals and their facilitators on the pointing of arrested accused persons.
It is worth mentioning that the Lahore Police had arrested a notorious target killer Amin Baleedi a couple of days ago. The law-enforcement agencies have become active since the criminals of the Lyari gang war have started fleeing to different parts of the country after the launch of targeted operation against criminals in Karachi.