Two people were shot dead in separate acts of target killings on Sunday. Meanwhile, the police claim to have found bodies of three abducted persons from different locations.
A suspected gangster was killed in an act of target killing in Liaquatabad, within the limits of Super Market police station. Police officials said that the deceased, identified as 22-year-old Omar Baloch, son of Khalid Baloch, was standing near his home when at least two armed motorcyclists opened fire at him. He was critically injured in the assault and was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. SHO Rizwan Patel said that the deceased was associated with the Lyari gang war and was a resident of Old Golimar.
Separately, a young man was shot dead near Masan Chowk in Keamari. Police officials said that the deceased was shot multiple times and died on the spot. His body was moved to Civil Hospital, Karachi, for autopsy where he was identified as Shahbaz Khan.
In another incident, the body of a young man was found from Liaquatabad, within the limits of Sharifabad police station. Police officials said that the deceased was shot and killed by unidentified persons after which they dumped his body at the site. Police also found a pistol, bullets and artificial bangles from his possession. The body was moved to Edhi morgue for identification.
Separately, Naveed Ali, son of Rafiq Ali, was found dead from Baldia Town, within the limits of Saeedabad police station. SHO Ayazuddin said that the victim had been kidnapped and tortured before being shot dead.
The assailants had later dumped his body at the site. The officer said that his body bore signs of burn injuries, adding that the deceased hailed from Faisalabad and was currently residing in Baldia Town. The victim had earlier been arrested by the Special Investigation police of Jamshed Quarters, over his alleged involvement in criminal cases and had later been released from jail on October 2013.
In a separate incident, the body of a young man was found from a garbage dump in Orangi Town, within the limits of Iqbal Market police station. Police officials said that he had been shot dead and his body subsequently burned in an attempt to conceal his identity.
Meanwhile, police claim to have arrested at least nine suspects, including an alleged gangster allegedly involved in around 68 cases of murder, on Sunday.
The alleged gangster, identified as Sheroz, son of Abdul Latif, was associated with the Baba Ladla gang of Lyari gangsters and was arrested from Jahanabad, Pak Colony. He was arrested when a team of the Anti-Violent Crime Cell, acting on a tip-off, raided Mewa Shah Graveyard.
AVCC's inspector Aslam Baloch said that the accused was involved in around 68 cases of murders, besides other cases of kidnapping for ransom and police encounters. Police officials also claim to have seized two hand grenades and a Kalashnikov from his possession.
Separately, Gizri police claim to have arrested two alleged robbers from Khayaban-e-Jami. Police officials said that the suspects, identified as Nazakat and Sajid, were looting citizens when police reached the site and managed to arrest them after an encounter.
Meanwhile, New Karachi Industrial Area police claim to have arrested half-a-dozen alleged drug-peddlers during a raid in Khamiso Goth. The suspects, Younus, Asim, Islam, Irshad, Amir and Abdul Wahab, were arrested while a large quantity of narcotics was seized from their possession. Police had raided the den of a notorious drug peddler, Rosho, who was not at the site when the raid was conducted.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2014.
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