HYDERABAD: After neurosurgeon Dr Aftab Ahmed Qureshi was killed during a police hostage recovery operation on Wednesday, an FIR has been registered at the Bhitai Nagar police station on Thursday.
Inspector of Anti Violent Crimes Cell (AVCC), Karachi, Waseem Siddiqui is the complainant in the FIR, according to SHO Muhammad Ali Shah.
Besides Dr Qureshi two other persons including ASI Rashid Khan Tanoli and a suspected kidnapper, Muhamamd Akhtar Siyal, were among those killed in the encounter.
Siddiqui has nominated Siyal, the suspected kidnapper, in the FIR under sections 302, 324, 353 of Pakistan Penal Code and 617 of Anti Terrorism Act.
Meanwhile, Dr Ashok Kumar Malhi and his mother Kamla Devi, who were taken into custody from the bungalow where the kidnapped Dr Qureshi was kept, are still being probed for their involvement.
Malhi, the SHO said, had been pretending that he was a doctor who was kidnapped from Memon Goth in Karachi. However, Police say they have not found any evidence in support of that claim. “We have found no evidence to substantiate his claim and we have doubt that he is involved in the whole case,” he added.
However, people close to Dr Qureshi believed that the police had managed to bungle the raid, resulting in the neurosurgeon’s death. “We appreciate that the police traced him but they seem to have acted without planning and at the cost of innocent people’s lives,” Dr Agha Taj Muhamamd, a family friend, who was the first to reach the spot, told The Express Tribune. The Pakistan Medical Association’s Dr Hadi Bux Jatoi described the raid as “a big irregularity, which ended in a huge mishap”. He feared that the doctor might have been hit in the cross-fire. The PMA has called for a judicial inquiry.