SHO, SP suspended over fake encounter


A tall claim of police to have killed robbers in an encounter in North Nazimabad Block-I area went wrong after both the deceased young men turned out to be innocent citizens.
According to details, the police first took credit for shooting and killing a couple of armed dacoits in North Nazimabad Block-I area, but later their identification as unarmed citizens forced them to take a U-turn.
Later police, having no other choice to save their uniforms, said the deceased were butchers on their way to recover the payments for animals they slaughtered on Eid-ul-Azha. They added that unknown gunmen killed them both most probably during a hold up as they may have been carrying lot of cash.
“It was a misunderstanding as we had found weapons lying next to the dead bodies of the two men”, the police said.
Both the victims have been identified as Adnan and Naeem. The cadavers were shifted to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Police have registered a case against unknown assailants on the complaint of a friend of the deceased. Both the men were residents of New Karachi.
It is pertinent to mention that the outraged relatives and locals vandalized the police station in protest. To give their rage a full vent, they set the patrolling vehicles on fire and left no piece of furniture intact. Cops also incurred their wrath when they tried to bring the situation under control.
Taking notice of the incident, IG police on Friday suspended Shahra-e-Noor Jahan Police Station SHO Raja Tariq.
The police have also registered a case against some unknown armed attackers for damaging police vehicle and property.
Bid to smuggle narcotics to Bangkok foiled: The anti-narcotics force foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics to Bangkok here on Friday.
According to anti narcotics force’s joint director general, 70 capsules filled with narcotics were recovered from a passenger during search of his luggage. He was going to Bangkok on a flight.
The passenger was taken into custody for further investigations.
93 cops fall prey to violence this year: Even the law enforcers are not safe in Karachi as target killings have claimed the lives of at least 93 police and Rangers officers so far this year.
According to unofficial data, firing incidents since January 2012 have left 88 policemen and five Rangers men dead in Karachi as the provincial authorities failed to curb the drive-by attacks motivated by political, ethnic and sectarian hatred.
Seven policemen were gunned down in January; four in February; nine in March; 11 in April; three in May; six in June; 12 in July; seven in August; 14 in September and 15 in October, according to the break up.
Five Rangers men also fell prey to the unabated violence in Karachi.