Edhi robbery: Police deny arrest of key suspect

Published: October 26, 2014
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Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: PPI

Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: 

Key suspects in the October 19 robbery at a center of the Edhi Foundation are still at large, investigators said on Saturday, denying media reports of arrests. A group of robbers had held philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and his staff hostage and looted gold and cash worth millions of rupees from the centre in the Kharadar neighbourhood of Karachi last Sunday.

Media reports claimed on Saturday that the key-suspect, identified as Rashid, was arrested during a raid in the Korangi area and the looted cash recovered from his possession.

However, officials from District South police, Special Investigation Unit and Crime Investigation Department said they didn’t make any arrest. “We are conducting raids but so far we have not apprehended any suspect,” investigation team in-charge SSP Khawaja Naveed told The Express Tribune.

He said 35 suspects, including former and serving staffers of the Edhi Foundation, have been questioned, but no clues have been found so far.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Oct 26, 2014 - 10:26AM

    The ring leader was arrested. Wake up! This is a corrupt
    police department. You think this easy money will be returned?
    That is because the police took the recovered money! And the
    valuables ! Very likely they set up this robbery in the first place.
    This recovered loot will not be returned to Edhi. Not in a city
    like Karachi.
    This is the police department that helps in kidnapping. In ransom
    collecting, in bank heists. They are part and parcel of the criminals.

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  • Timorlane
    Oct 26, 2014 - 10:45AM

    Zardari Party has filled Karachi Police with criminals from goths who daily provide millions worth bhatta to the waderas. Hence the real criminals in this case also will never be apprehended as all the crimes are patronized by Zardari Party appointed criminals in Karachi Police

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  • ilyas
    Oct 26, 2014 - 1:02PM

    I would not be surprised if the police had the culprits but were being offered a huge bribe to release them. That’s the great Pakistani police system – anything for the right price.

    The country has corruption imbedded in every institution and nearly every individuals mindset. This is going to take serious changes at every level to remove this deplorable behaviour, probably few generations.

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  • oBSERVER
    Oct 26, 2014 - 1:58PM

    Simply disgraceful and disgusting. Tribune should fire that reporter and then investigate why did he or she misreport.

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  • a&a
    Oct 26, 2014 - 5:42PM

    Edhi’s realy deserve Nobel Award…..!!!!

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 27, 2014 - 9:01AM

    what are the findings of intertogation of Edi sb . And what action is being taken against him for the committed crime .
    The money and valuables do not belongs to Edi sb then why it should be returned to him .

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