Lyari gang war: SSPs summoned over arrests

Published: May 10, 2012

SSP Chaudhry Aslam (in picture) and SSP Khurram Waris, have been summoned by the Sindh High Court to appear on May 15.

KARACHI: The two officers linked to the Lyari police offensive, SSP Chaudhry Aslam and SSP Khurram Waris, have been summoned by the Sindh High Court to appear on May 15 over the alleged illegal arrest of a man they say armed Lyari’s gangsters.

Shahid Babak was reportedly arrested on April 24 from Thatta in a big sweep by the CID police but the unit declared him as arrested later from Khamosh Colony and then from Mureed Goth in Karachi.His father Khair Muhammad has now filed a petition and is being represented by Salahuddin Gandapur.

The CID police is making different claims and Babak was taken into custody on the alleged charge of providing arms and ammunition to Lyari’s gangsters. His father now fears for his life, Gandapur submitted, requesting the court to look into the circumstances of the alleged arrest and declare it illegal.

The CID police’s claims of arresting three Balochistan Liberation Army members also became controversial as they were already on a list of persons who went missing from Balochistan. SSP Chaudhry Aslam was embroiled in a court case in 2007 and sacked as the chief of the Lyari Task Force over allegations of killing a peasant Rasool Bux Brohi but fobbing it off as having nabbed a notorious dacoit, Mashooq Brohi.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2012.

Reader Comments (8)

  • Mir
    May 10, 2012 - 2:10AM

    He should be punished severely so that nobody dare to kill innocent people in the name of operation. He is worse than dacoits, he is mass murderer.

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  • Imran
    May 10, 2012 - 6:29AM

    I actually like Mr Chaudhry Aslam.

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  • PakArmySoldier
    May 10, 2012 - 7:02AM

    He should be overseeing intermediate examination in Karachi. He would straighten those students out in a week.

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  • May 10, 2012 - 9:57AM

    these failed miserably in lyari – thousands citizens suffered due to their acts ‘unlawful’ these must be taken to task – a un police, like in haiti, be brought to bring peace in karachi, no need of quoting this/that…for human peace think it…………

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  • May 10, 2012 - 4:33PM

    Why was he never in his uniform throughout the operation and why was he carrying a gun in hand all the time. i know some people have pressing need to look macho but he could have done it better while following the professional etiquette.

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  • Concerned
    May 10, 2012 - 7:06PM

    @Vishnu Dutta:
    He is the a senior officer of CID, Central Intelligence Department of Police, so they don’ wear any uniform.

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  • AzeemChopra
    May 10, 2012 - 10:46PM

    SSP Aslam is a brave officer. It would be travesty if the courts meddle in the name of justice and let criminals go.
    After all, among hundreds of thousands of residents, there have been a few culprits which made Lyari a heaven for criminals.

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  • Falams
    May 28, 2012 - 2:19AM

    @Imran:
    Are you sure? made this comment in yours totally compos mentis?

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