KARACHI: A man identified as 38-year-old Shahmir was shot dead, while two others Ahmed Ali and Ali were injured in firing near Mawach Goth on Monday, said the Saeedabad police.
The body and the injured men were taken to Civil hospital. The police said that unidentified men walked into Shahmir’s house and opened fire at him. SHO Chaudhry Irshad suspects that the incident was linked with alleged drug lord Haji Salamu’s murder on Sunday. Mawach Goth was once dominated by the Razzak Commando group which was associated with Arshad Pappu’s gang. According to the SHO, the initial investigation showed that Shahmir, Ahmed and Ali used to support Arshad Pappu. He added that they were also trying to investigate from other angles, including property disputes.
On Sunday night, a military man identified as 26-year-old Waqar was gunned down, said the PIB Colony police. SHO Nusrat Hussain said that Waqar was in the city on holiday and was posted in Multan. He added that two unidentified men barged into Waqar’s house and opened fire at him. He was taken to PNS Shifa Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. The police suspect that he was killed over a personal enmity.
A security guard identified as Omar Farooq was injured in firing near Landhi, said the Quaidabad police.
The Pak Colony police claim to have caught two alleged extortionists in a raid near Old Golimar. The suspects were identified as Hasnain Raza and Abdul Jabbar. They also seized a Kalashnikov and two TT pistols from the suspects. In an unrelated incident, the Pirabad police arrested a man identified as Noor Hussain. They suspect that the suspect had killed two men over personal enmity and seized a TT pistol from him.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2012.
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