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.
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