Tax official receives bullet, extortion chit in Karachi

Relevant SHO says the complainant has not filed a case as yet


Our Correspondent October 13, 2019
PHOTO: FILE (DESIGN by FAIZAN DAWOOD)

KARACHI: An inspector of the Excise and Taxation department is allegedly being threatened by extortionists. Syed Minhaj Ali claimed that extortionists threw a chit inside his home on Friday which had wrapped inside it a 30 bore pistol bullet. Written on the chit, according to Ali, were the words ‘hoshyari na kar’ [do not try to be clever].

An inspector of the excise department, Ali, said that he had received a similar chit on September 17, at around 8:30pm. That chit had also been thrown inside the house by an unidentified man who immediately ran away. According to Ali, that chit bore a message asking Ali to either pay Rs1 million or take a bullet. While the previous chit had contained a drawing of a bullet, the chit received on Friday contained an actual bullet, said Ali. He added that the culprits have not specified a time or place for the demanded amount, nor have they given a contact number.

Ali, a resident of North Nazimabad Block A, said that he had gone to the North Nazimabad Police Station on September 17 to inform the police about the chit. He added that he has notified the police about the second chit as well.

Meanwhile, when Nazimabad SHO Muzaffar Ali was contacted by The Express Tribune, he said that he is trying to reach Ali on his official number. The SHO said that Ali needs to come to the police station and register the case against his allegation. The SHO added that the police was looking into the matter from different angles.

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