Wali Khan Babar murder: Alleged suspect killed in encounter

Published: May 26, 2012

Wali Khan Babar. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: An alleged suspect involved in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar was killed in a police encounter near Sea View in Karachi on Saturday, reported Express News. Another suspect was injured and arrested.

SHO Darakhshan Police Shafeeq Tanoli said that the suspects started firing at the police when they were signaled to stop while riding a motorcycle near Sea View.

In retaliatory fire by the police, suspect Liaquat was killed, who was allegedly involved in the murder of Babar, while his accomplice Rashid (alias Chamber) was injured and arrested by the police.

Two TT pistols and a stolen motorcycle were recovered from the arrested suspect. The police claimed that the killed suspect also served as a deputy director at Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC).

Babar, a young journalist, was killed in a targeted attack in the limits of the Super Market police station in Liaquatabad town while returning home from work on January 13, 2011.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • maryum
    May 26, 2012 - 3:55PM

    Well as i know the encounter or targeted operation has been done near Sohrab Goth… Anyways you media always right.. Justice but too late!

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  • aliz
    May 26, 2012 - 3:57PM

    ahaaa, Pretty much nice way to release or free the suspect..

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  • Asif
    May 26, 2012 - 4:22PM

    “The police claimed that the killed suspect also served as a deputy director at Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC)”

    Are you sure that he was a “Deputy Director”? Because that is I assume a grade 19 – 20 job and anyone at that position won’t be riding a motorcycle and carrying a TT with them.

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  • Ajamal
    May 26, 2012 - 5:27PM

    “The police claimed that the killed suspect also served as a deputy director at Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC).” Would government do a quick investigation as to how he got appointed in KMC? It would be easy to find his masters – but surely political consideration won’t allow that to happen.

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  • May 26, 2012 - 5:37PM

    @Asif: all political parities actually planted their loyalist in government departments especially in local government offices… MQM, PPP, ANP all have adjusted their “Key” workers in this way.. they only go to offices to get their salaries otherwise they are only to do what we witness everyday in Karachi…hopefully you got my point….

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  • May 26, 2012 - 6:07PM

    I thought the Police had already nabbed the killers: Shahrukh and his accomplices. Or may be they just intend to set free those in custody and spread the rumors that the murderers are dead already. Case closed.

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  • May 26, 2012 - 6:15PM

    @ Asif:

    It only takes to be affiliated with a particular political party – that controls Karachi in fact, to acquire a prominent position within Karachi local government. No matter what your character and qualifications are.

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  • ashar
    May 26, 2012 - 6:57PM

    ……and the file is closed. God bless you Walijan

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  • butt jee
    May 26, 2012 - 8:34PM

    Truth should be extracted from the injured accomplice and made public.

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  • A J Khan
    May 26, 2012 - 8:53PM

    So the case has ben closed without punishing the conspirator and perpetrator. Well planned ! . Isn’t it, Tafu Bhai

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  • lasania
    Jul 3, 2012 - 12:43AM

    police anouced that they have killed the accuced in wali khan babar case but wanna ask a question is liaqut have any personal jealousy or gurg with wali khan why he kiled him infact by the murder of liaqut they want to hide the real faces of the killers

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