Four arrested over firing in Saidpur village

Police say initial investigation suggests incident occurred because of domestic dispute

Our Correspondent October 12, 2021


Kohsar police in the federal capital arrested four people for their alleged involvement in Saidpur village firing incident and recovered a 30 bore pistol along with ammunition, said Superintendent of Police (City Zone) Rana Abdul Wahab.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, he said police received a phone call around 10pm on Sunday about a firing incident at Saidpur village in which a man died and another sustained injuries.

A team headed by SDPO Kohsar Amna Baig, comprising SHO Kohsar Shabbir Tanoli and other personnel, rushed to the scene and collected evidence.

During initial investigations, they discovered the incident occurred because of a domestic dispute in which the two victims, Sheraz and Shehbaz, were involved in domestic violence against the daughter of the suspect, Sajid Mehmood.

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The daughter of Mehmood called her brother Waqar Sajid and mother Robina to settle the dispute amicably. After a heated exchange, suspect opened fire on the victims and fled from the spot.

The police team, while using modern technology, traced the suspect besides recovering the murder weapon. SP Wahab stated that there was no major incident reported during the last four months due to effective crime control strategy of city zone police officers.

Sharing the achievements of the police force, he said that police arrested 74 proclaimed offenders and 160 targeted criminals during the same period. As many as 30 offenders of land Mafia and 25 various gangs were also booked, he added. The force seized 51kg hashish, 1,160 grams 11,460 gms heroin and recovered looted items worth over Rs 40 million. Capital police are ready to protect the lives and property of citizens, and no laxity would be tolerated in that regard, he maintained.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2021.


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