SUKKUR: Frustrated with what they call laziness of the police in arresting the killers of party workers, workers of the Jiay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) organised a protest and sit-in outside the office of Larkana DIG on Wednesday afternoon.
The activists were led by the acting chairman of the JSQM, Dr Niaz Kalani and party leader Sanan Qureshi. The rally emerged from Jinnah Bagh and ended with an hour-long sit-in in front of the DIG office.
Addressing the activists, Dr Kalani said that four JSQM workers were gunned down in Guddu, but the police had done nothing to arrest the killers. Another worker was also killed in Larkana, while a JSQM rally in Jacobabad was ambushed resulting in injuries to some workers. He said that even though FIRs were registered the police have yet to arrest anyone.
Dr Kalani and Sanan Qureshi also met the Larkana DIG Dr Saen Rakhiyo Mirani. They alleged that the crime branch SP Aftab Halepoto withdrew the name of the main suspect, Haji Abdul Rauf Khoso, from the Guddu killing case after taking a hefty bribe.
However, the DIG assured the leaders that the men involved in the killing of JSQM workers in Larkana and injuring activists in Jacobabad will be arrested within a week. As far as the case of Guddu killing was concerned, DIG Miranis aid that the crime branch was directly controlled by the Sindh Police IG.
While talking to The Express Tribune Dr Kalani confirmed that DIG Mirani assured him that the men responsible for Larkana killing and Jacobabad attack will be arrested within a week.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2012.