DHA party shoot-out: Men involved have criminal records, say police

Published: June 28, 2011
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Some men nominated in FIR have also served prison sentence, say police.

Some men nominated in FIR have also served prison sentence, say police.

Some men nominated in FIR have also served prison sentence, say police. Zamraan Bugti
KARACHI: 

Police on Tuesday announced that the men involved in the shoot-out at a party that took place on June 26, have previous criminal records.

The police said that Taleh Bugti, Arif Raajar, Dr Iqbal, Faisal Pataka, Kamran alias Moon, Mustafa and Sameer Baloch have been nominated in previous FIRs.

These names include those who were killed in the clash, along with some of those present at the party who have been nominated in the FIR.

The police are looking for Raajar in connection to the incident.

The police added that some of these men have also served prison sentences.  They also said that a few of the men nominated in the FIR have been involved in land mafias, fights and thefts.

Updated from print edition (below)

Police name men from both sides in FIR

The police have registered a case against all members of the two groups who clashed at a party in DHA on Saturday night, leading to the deaths of six men, including Taleh Bugti.

In FIR No. 192/2011, the people who have been nominated from the Bugti group include the deceased himself, Taleh, his brother Zamraan, his cousin Zahid Butt, Umair Yusuf, Rehan, Ghaffar, Bilawal and six others. From the Arif Raajar side, the list includes the names of the fugitive Arif Raajar, the deceased Dr M Iqbal, deceased Kamran Gul alias Noon, Sameer Baloch, Waseem, Mushtaq, DJ Savvy and Ghiyas. Sources said that a high-ranking police officer was pressing the Gizri police to leave out the high-profile names and hush up the matter.

“We’re holding raids but we haven’t had any particular success,” SHO Rana Amjad told The Express Tribune. “But we’ve widened our intelligence network and dispatched messages to their homes that they will soon be in our custody.”

Police is on the lookout for the accused Arif Raajar, who has reportedly gone underground. An officer told The Express Tribune that they have a fairly good idea where he may be hiding and soon would be able to arrest him.

Postmortem reports

Meanwhile, the Gizri police have received the postmortem reports. It confirms that the men were shot dead. Sindh police surgeon Dr Hamid Padhiar told The Express Tribune that they were shot from a distance of between three to eight feet. He said that Bugti was shot twice in the chest. Only one victim, Dr Mohammad Iqbal, was shot once in the head at close range while the others were shot in the chest and abdomen.

The police surgeon said a total of six people were killed, as opposed to the five initially reported. The investigation officer, Rana Mohammad Iqbal, confirmed that the toll was six but that four people died on the spot and Bugti and Shuja, son of Habib Hassan Abidi, died later.

The two men who were critically injured, Ziauddin and Shahid Wahab, are in the ICU in private hospitals while the rest were discharged. “They aren’t capable of giving their statements yet,” said an investigation officer. Both men are in their early 20s. Ziauddin is a resident of Block 6, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. He was shot twice in the chest and abdomen and is being treated at a private hospital in Karimabad. Shahid Wahab, 26, a resident of Azad Jamhoria Colony, Mehmoodabad, was shot once in the chest and was admitted to Aga Khan hospital. His family, including three brothers and wife, anxiously awaited some good news at the special care unit. One of the bullets pierced his abdomen and went out his back. Another bullet grazed his neck.

His brother Asif Wahab told The Express Tribune that doctors have given them hope that Shahid would survive but warned that recovery may take months. Shahid runs the family garments business and is married with three children. “He went to the party with some of his friends, not knowing what tragedy awaited them,” said Asif. The family won’t be filing a case since they don’t know who fired at him. “My brother says the lights were dim and the entire commotion took place in seconds, so he doesn’t know who exactly shot who,” Asif said.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Ray of Hope
    Jun 28, 2011 - 11:36AM

    The DHA is only responsible to give permissions for this kind of PAID parties, it has become a business in DHA. Only family gatherings can be allowed. The govt should take initiative and direct the DHA to discontinue these kind of notoriety. May Allah keep this city out of these filth, Ameen.Recommend

  • Saad Durrani
    Jun 28, 2011 - 2:45PM

    Why charge the DJ? What has he done?

    Oh well, how come there are no “notices” on this matter. Furthermore, this is all an episode of bad Karma and worst company.Recommend

  • umar
    Jun 28, 2011 - 3:36PM

    @Ray of Hope:

    It is downright absurd to solely blame DHA. Parties and dancing don’t kill people, guns do. Had there been stricter gun controls in place, none of this would have happened. The govt is doling out arms licences left right and centre. As for the Bugti tribe and their affiliation with weapons (and trigger happy attitude), the less said the better.
    In a society where guns, drugs and militant islam seem to be the order of the day, parties (paid or otherwise) provide a viable and actually more decent recreational alternative for the youth of this country.
    My prayer: May Allah straighten our priorities regarding societal evils. Ameen!Recommend

  • Bhola
    Jun 28, 2011 - 5:22PM

    Those who live by the gun, die by the gun!Recommend

  • Mojo
    Jun 28, 2011 - 5:23PM

    Few less corrupt idiots to think about.Recommend

  • Balma
    Jun 28, 2011 - 7:49PM

    People won’t have private paid parties at their homes and people won’t go to private paid parties at others’ home, if we had night clubs, bars, discos allowed in the city. Such commercial hangouts can hire security guards / bouncers / chowkidars to keep the gun carrying rif-rafs / chhichoraas out.Recommend

  • adal
    Jun 28, 2011 - 8:31PM

    @Umar

    Umar, guns don’t kill people, people do.Recommend

  • hid
    Jun 28, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Everybody got what they deserved and Karachi is free from at least a couple of criminals!! Few more parties like this and yoooohoooRecommend

  • hid
    Jun 28, 2011 - 9:38PM

    Everybody got what they deserved and Karachi is free from at least a couple of criminals!! Few more parties like this and yoooohooo…Recommend

  • Salman
    Jun 28, 2011 - 9:55PM

    @Umar: Guns do not kill people, people do. Specially the irresponsible people drunk with power of wealth and influence. Yes, DHA is responsible for maintanence of proper zoning rules within their jurisdiction. Houses meant for single family occupancy should not be allowed to be rented for banquets and large parties disturbing the neighbors who are entitled to their quiet enjoyment of their environs. This is insured by all municipal bodies in the civilized world. Here in Pakistan, and in other third world countries, much importance is not given to these issues as are the basic fundamental rights ignored. Governments are not solely to blame it is the people who organize themselves to live in proper entities. Islam has no relevance here, these people will be exactly same if they would be Christians, Buddhist, Hindus, or Animists for that matter.Recommend

  • The Truth
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:49AM

    Nothing I hate more than people who quote religion at others on these boards. If I want to drink, gamble, womanize and just engage in general debauchery, what concern is it of yours. If I go to hell for my actions, thats my problem not yours. If fact as a God fearing person you should be happy that I do this, that way there is more room for you in heaven and you don’t have to worry about that awkward moment when we run into each other in heaven. This is in a nut shell Pakistan’s problem, everyone is overly concerned about what others are doing instead of simply worrying about themselves. When God appears to you and tells you to go forth and spread the word, then come talk to me. Until then leave my religious beliefs to me.

    Oh and I guess I should comment on the article too, Criminals were carrying guns, I am shocked and appalled. Now were they criminals because they were carrying guns, or were they carrying guns cause they criminals?Recommend

  • bilal danish
    Jun 29, 2011 - 1:49AM

    its a long inside story behind it ……!!!!! its terrible ….. i believe there were 10 people killed including girls …… Recommend

  • Justice?
    Jun 30, 2011 - 12:34AM

    @ hid…What do you mean everyone got what they deserve? It wasn’t just Taleh Bugti and his overviolent guards who were killed.My friend’s relative,her uncle,her world…as she liked to call him was one of those who got killed. for what? just being at the wrong place at the wrong time? for being at a party? for living his life? for just being in the way? No.He did NOT deserve to die! while you are at your house commenting here like you’re ‘oh-so-witty’ and living and moving on with youe life.People have actually stopped living,their lives are stopped…their day starts and ends with crying,their world is tarnished because their loved ones are dead for no reason.Recommend

  • 70's KHI-guy
    Jun 30, 2011 - 3:48AM

    I have been parting in Khi since the 70’s, been there done that…and even in those days as I can see today…some Baloch misfit wanted to gate crash into the private party or club…and when refused there would be pahdas…and they always carried weapons…so they would start firing.
    I have come face to face with many situations like this..” tum ko patta hey mein koun hoon” hahahaha, same old *#@% and they usually end up dead…there is a long list of these guys with identical backgrounds who met their end with a few bullets in them.
    Today the newspaper carried the front page news of some relative saying ” we are baloch, we dont lodge FIR’s, we settle our own scores” hahaha….there are some more who are going to bite the dust..unless the court comes in with some suo moto action as to how can they make statements and try to live above the law!!! Some never learn !! Bunch of losers who will not be missed !!!! Wish they would stay in their barbaric villages with their kind !!!
    To the Tribune newspaper: Why have you given a full front page to this moron kid, is it because he was Nawab Bugti’s grandson…for crying out loud, the nawab was no great man, just a leader of a barbaric anti state army!! And got what he deserved for challenging the Govt writ!!!Recommend

  • whatnow
    Jun 30, 2011 - 8:49PM

    It wasn’t Taleh bugti who dies! Innocent lives were lost too!!!Recommend

  • bugti
    Jul 25, 2011 - 4:27PM

    @70’s KHI-guy:
    mind your language and don’t give such misguiding comments about us, we bugti’s are the Great Warriors and our Nawab Family is so great, you better keep your comments to yourself…..Recommend

  • the truth
    Jul 25, 2011 - 7:17PM

    @bugti
    70’s guy is right on, I grew up in Karachi in the 90’s and it was all the same your relatives messing every thing up. Not surprisingly they are all dead too. Great warriors? I find that laughable, who have that fought and won lately? How did that whole Musharaff thing work out for you all?

    Recommend

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