Karachi: Rehman Dakait’s associate killed
KARACHI The Baghdadi police killed Friday a close associate of Rehman Dakait during an encounter. Two pedestrians were also injured in the incident.
Abdul Hakeem alias Aqqal, who is a close associate of Dakait, along with two pedestrians, Emran and Kamran, sustained bullet injuries and were rushed to Civil Hospital Karachi, where Hakeem expired soon after being brought in. “Hakeem was wanted by the police in 35 cases of various offences,” said SHO Haji Sanaullah. “We also arrested two of his associates a few days ago,” he added.
According to the SHO, following information on the whereabouts of Jabbar Jhengu, the chief of a sub group of Dakait, the police conducted a raid on an empty building situated at Bumbasa Street, Saifi Lane. The raid was not successful as Jhengu had already left the building.
Later, in reaction to the raid, Jhengu along with at least 15 of his associates came on motorcycles, armed with automatic weapons and opened fire in the area on the residents and also on policemen.
“I and my police party were offering Friday prayers in the Baghdadi Masjid. When we walked outside the mosque the gangsters fired at us. Resultantly, two pedestrians got shot. We also returned fire, killing their associate Hakeem. Jhengu was wearing a helmet and he fell off his motorcycle when we fired at him but he managed to flee from the scene along with two of his injured associates.
The SHO said that the case has been registered and further investigation is in progress.