LAHORE: Four men alleged gang–raped an 18-year old girl in the limits of Tibbi City police on Tuesday. Police said that victim Sida, a resident of Sargodha, get out of the bust near Minar-e-Pakistan from where Wazeer Ali and Shahzad took her to the Tibbi City area where four men raped her and escaped. Police have registered a case on the complaint of the victim.
KARACHI: The Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate (east), Inam Ali Kalhoro, remanded a suspect in police custody till Jan 3 on charges of a double murder case. According to the prosecution, watchmen GhulamAsghar, 38, and TahirMehmoodQureshi, 32, were found shot dead in a bungalow in Block-6 of the PECHS on Dec 25. Both the victims had received a single bullet to the head. The police arrested the suspect, Abdul Amir Hussain, on Dec 29 as the brother of deceased GhulamAsghar informed the police that the suspect had threatened his brother of dire consequences a few days back over a dispute and he could be involved in the case.
KARACHI: There has been 40 per cent decrease in overall street crime in Karachi; cell phone snatching has been reduced by 52 per cent and vehicle snatching has reported a significant decrease of 50 per cent, Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Sindh, Sultan Salahuddin Babar Khattak, said during a press briefing on Tuesday. He further said that the crime graph in Sindh has dropped by 40 per cent despite several bank robberies, cellphone snatchings; no major case of robbery at banks or money–changers were reported this year. Khattak said that the law and order situation in the province remained stable because no major incidents of terrorist activity, suicide bombing, or attacks on foreigners were reported during the year 2008. Although the crime situation in the province in the first half of 2008 was not steady but due to effective counter-measures the situation improved significantly during the second half of 2008, he said. A considerable decrease was registered in the number of cases of kidnapping for ransom, house robberies, highway robberies, bank robberies, vehicle snatching and street crime (including mobile snatching). During 2008, the Sindh Police busted four terrorist groups which had planned to carry out suicide bombing in Karachi. Consequently, six terrorists belonging to jihadi organisations were killed and 37 terrorists were arrested in police encounters. A substantial number of high explosives, including 28 detonators, 40 hand grenades, 32 sophisticated arms, 38 rockets, five suicide jackets, and 12 live bombs were also seized from the terrorists.
RAWALPINDI: A Special Court Rawalpindi here on Monday gave nine accused, allegedly involved in weapon stealing case, into police custody on a 7-day physical remand. The court directed the police to complete the investigation and present the accused before the court on January 4. The Aabpara Police Station on December 21 had registered a case against 10 police officials including SHO Malik NaeemIqbal, ASI Shan Muhammad, ASI ShabbirHussain, ASI Rafiullah Khan, ASI Mansoor Ahmed, ASI Muhammad Fiyaz, Constables Muhammad Owais, Muhammad Irshad, ShamimUllah Khan and Tariq Mir for their alleged involvement in weapons stealing from the police station. The weapons were recovered in the operation against Lal Masjid in 2006. SHO Malik NaeemIqbal got bail from the court three days before.
KARACHI: Additional District and Sessions Judge (west) Ahmed Saba on Tuesday sentenced a man to four years in prison in a robbery case. The judge pronounced his verdict after recording the final arguments of the defence and the prosecution counsel. The court found accused Allah Bux guilty of committing the burglary in a house in the limits of Mominabad police station in 2004. The court in its judgment observed that the prosecution had produced ample evidence and witnesses against the accused and successfully proved its case beyond any shadow of doubt.
KARACHI: Police have failed to track down their four colleagues, including a deputy superintendent of police, who were booked over a month ago for killing a 30-year-old murder suspect in their custody, as the investigation officer of the case moved to the police surgeon for proper interpretation of the cause of the victim`s death. The Sharea Faisal police had registered on Nov 25 a murder case (FIR 915/2008) against DSP HafeezJunejo, Inspector HadiBux, Sub-inspector Malik Ashraf and ASI JavedChaudhry of the investigation police for torturing KishanChandar to death. According to the postmortem report, the cause of the victim`s death was “haemorrhage in the stomach and small intestine due to chronic gastritis and multiple ulcers”. However, the victim`s family claimed that the young man`s health was good and he had never complained of even a stomach ache. The postmortem reports also showed that the victim`s body bore marks of torture.
LAKKI MARWAT: Tajori police arrested an outlaw and his accomplice during a raid Tuesday. Official sources said that District Police Officer Imran Shahid was tipped off about the presence of notorious proclaimed offenders in KotkaJanan village of Tajori town. Sources said a police party conducted a raid on the hideout of the criminals and succeeded in apprehending Zargul and his accomplice identified as Saeedullah. An AK-47 assault rifle, a hand grenade, two spare magazines and a huge cache of bullets were recovered from the possession of criminals. Sources said that one of the outlaws was wanted to the police in murder and other cases of heinous nature.
LAHORE: A youth was shot dead while four others were injured in Green Town on Tuesday, when six people opened fire after refusal of a marriage proposal. The deceased was identified as Tanveer Ahmad (16) son of Khalil. The injured were identified as Saghir (26) and Naseer (21), who were Tanveer’s brothers. The accused was identified as Irfan along with accomplices. Police said Muhammad Amjad ran a cell phone shop at Hall Road and hired Tanveer as the salesman. Amjad accused Tanveer of stealing cell phones from his shop but elders intervened and resolved the issue. Meanwhile, Amjad’s brother Irfan proposed Tanveer’s family for his sister’s marriage but Tanveer rejected the proposal.
LAHORE: Human trafficking continued to remain the top unregistered crime in the country during the year-2008 as hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have been deported from various countries while many others were shot dead by the border security agencies when they illegally tried to cross borders. Similarly, many of the youth in an effort to seek bright future also drowned to death when they were thrown into the shallow water by traffickers after they found themselves trapped by the security officials, especially in deep seas near Europe and Africa. During the year 2008, the FIA did not launch any country-wide crackdown to nab the elements involved in the human trafficking except dealing with the individual cases. Sources in Ministry of Interior revealed that a complete list was provided to the FIA authorities, which included the names of the 306 key players in human trafficking, out of which half were yet at large. Sources said that agents used different routes to export people to other countries such as some groups used Quetta–Iran route, others Gawadar–Muscat route and still others were sent abroad on fake immigration documents by air using the Middle East route.
KARACHI: The body of a woman who had been murdered was found in the Baghdadi police limits, while four bandits were arrested by the staff of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) Sindh with arms and looted items. The murdered woman was identified as 40-year-old Yasmeen. The police said that she was a resident of the Telephone Exchange lane, Old Golimar, Baghdadi and was a housewife. Her family said that she was alone at home while her husband and three sons had gone to work. When they returned, they found that she had been murdered and her body was lying in the house.