Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 1996-2012
A Pakistani judicial review board ended the house arrest of Malik Ishaq who was detained in 2011 after his group was blamed for a string of attacks on the minority Shia community. The three-member review board headed by Lahore high court justice Nasir Saeed set aside the Punjab Government's plea that Ishaq's detention should be extended for maintaining law and order in the province. The law officer of the Punjab Home Department argued that there had been a spike in sectarian violence against Shias since Ishaq was freed from prison last year.
During his interrogation, he confessed that he had given money to Usman Choto for killing of Shia leader in Karachi but Choto was arrested before committing the crime. Officer said the accused name was also listed in CID Red Book list and added that he further confessed that he was involved in several surveillances of those people who were killed in target killings.
In another raid, an alleged member of LeJ, Wasim Channa, was arrested from Jamshed Quarters and one Kalashnikov was recovered from his possession.
Police arrested a terrorist from the LeJ group in Karachi, identified as Irfan Islam alias Lamba, who was wanted by the Police and his name was reportedly listed in its Red Book for 2009.