Karachi violence: SC inquires about Lyari, takes notice of terror suspects escaping

The alleged terrorists were involved in bomb attacks on MQM’s offices during the elections.

Web Desk July 15, 2013
The alleged terrorists were involved in bomb attacks on MQM’s offices during the elections. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI

KARACHI: Expressing disappointment over the absence of IG Sindh during today’s hearing of the Karachi law and order suo motu case, the bench on Monday stated that the IG falls sick every time when there is a hearing related to this case.   

The apex court bench, comprising Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Amir Hani Muslim, resumed proceedings of this case today.

The bench inquired about the Lyari situation and asked police how fighters in the restive area get access to weapons.

A compliance report was also submitted today by the Rangers, however, the documents were not signed by the DG Rangers.

The Rangers report claimed targeted killings in Karachi in the second quarter of 2013 have gone down as compared to those in the first quarter.

The report further claimed that the entire city remained peaceful during the last three months, except for Lyari where activists of the Kutchi community and gangsters of Lyari started the latest gang war on May 18.

Terror suspects escape

The Supreme Court also took notice of the escape of two alleged members of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from the city courts.

The apex court has asked concerned police officers to submit a report in this regard.

Earlier on June 22, the CID police arrested two alleged terrorists, Nazrab Khan and Ghulam Ishaq Mehsud, for their alleged involvement in the bomb attacks on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s offices in Azizabad, Peoples Chowrangi and Orangi Town during the elections.

On July 13, after an identification parade at the court, the two terrorists made a swift escape from the city courts while the CID police was taking them back to the armoured personnel carrier.

Following the escape, the police arrested the six CID personnel for their negligence. The police registered FIR against the inspectors, Islam Gul and Hameedullah, and four constables, Sohail, Ijaz, Hakeem, Zafar, at the city courts police station.


ZZQ | 10 years ago | Reply

@ Ayesha and Karachiwala, Mustafa Kamal and his entourage were still at helm (in city and province) when Liyari Gang war was increasing momentum during Mushy era... only to explode further in PPP lead MQM coalition govt.

The problem will never resolve with partial law enforcement Agencies (incl. Police and Rangers). Govt resolve is must!

Karachiwala | 10 years ago | Reply

why not supreme court ask the sindh govt to act on its order for having a local bodies election? That will change the city in a one go...\ we want mustafa kamal back!

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