KARACHI:District Korangi police claimed to have apprehended an activist of the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) who was wanted in the murder of a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Sibi, Balochistan.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Korangi said on a tip-off, about the activist’s presence in the area. The Landhi Police Station SHO along with his team carried out a raid in the area and arrested Mohammad Saleh.

During investigation, the accused Mohammad Saleh confessed that he was affiliated with the Zafar Hajwani group of BLA.

Saleh told the police that in 2003, he was involved in various robberies at the Sindh-Balochistan border with his accomplices.

The accused further disclosed that on 9 June 2003, they also attempted to steal a vehicle with the police siren, using rocket launchers and Kalashnikovs. However, an encounter took place with police which resulted in the killing of one of Saleh’s accomplices, Sabir Jewani. The rest managed to flee.

Saleh further told, the next day he was informed that during the shootout, DIG Abdul Aziz Balu was also killed.

The arrested accused was shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation.