Khalid Soomro murder case: Police hopeful of arresting assailants soon

At least 20 suspects have been arrested by the police in raids across Sindh.


Our Correspondent December 06, 2014

SUKKUR: Sukkur police have arrested 20 suspects over their alleged involvement in the killing of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam - Fazl leader, Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro. At least two of the 20 suspects are believed to be key players in the murder, who have disclosed some important aspects of the incident, which will help police resolve the case.

On the other hand, the family of the slain leader is not satisfied with the investigations as no information is being shared with them.

According to the media liaison officer of Sukkur SSP, police have arrested 20 suspects in raids conducted across the province. During their interrogation, at least two of the suspects have divulged important information that will likely lead to the arrest of the assailants. The officer said that based on the forensic analysis of the empties, the fatal shots were fired with Chinese-manufactured submachine gun. Moreover, police on Friday night raided various sites in Sukkur, Shikarpur, Khairpur and Larkana and arrested eight more suspects. Another suspect was also arrested from Lahore.

According to sources, the two key suspects belong to Warah taluka of Kamber-Shahdadkot district and Tando Allah Yar (Balochistan) respectively. Both are believed to be professional mercenaries.

On the other hand, deceased Khalid Soomro's son, Rashid Mehmood Soomro, expressed dissatisfaction with the investigations and complained that the police were not keeping them in the loop.

On Saturday evening, the police found an abandoned white Corolla, without licence plates, near the Old Bus Stand. They suspect that it is the same car that was used in the attack on Dr Soomro.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2014.

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