Communication error: SHO expresses ignorance over traffic cop killers’ arrests

Duty officer says SHO had himself made the arrests but wanted the DIG or SSP to reveal them


Our Correspondent January 23, 2019
PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Soldier Bazaar Police claimed to have arrested four accused, including a woman, over their alleged involvement in the murder of traffic constable Ahtesham Ahmed.

According to police sources, the arrested woman was a relative of the assassinated policeman and their ancestral roots belong to Khapro, an area in rural Sindh. The murder was allegedly connected to a conflict involving a girl.

Soldier Bazaar Police SHO, when asked, expressed ignorance of the arrests, while the duty officer said that the SHO had himself brought all four accused to the police station and instructed that no one be allowed to meet them because the deputy inspector-general or senior superintendent of police were to reveal the arrest in a press conference.

The traffic police constable was shot dead while he was on way to his duty on Monday morning by the accused riding a motorcycle near Nishtar Road.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2019.

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