Karachi: SHC acquits policemen in murder case
KARACHI: Justice Khawaja Naveed Ahmed of the Sindh High Court acquitted on Thursday eight police officials allegedly involved in the murder of Rasul Bakhsh Brohi, a labourer who had come from Jamshoro to earn a living in Karachi.
Police superintendent Chaudhry Aslam, deputy superintendent Irfan Bahadur, inspector Ishaq Lashari, inspector Nasirul Hasan, Bahauddin Babar, Sarwar Commando, Asif Jamil Qureshi and Nazeer Ahmed were booked for murder on the complaint of the victim’s brother. But the only eye-witness cited in the case failed to identify the accused. There being no evidence against them, the court ordered their acquittal and release if not required in any other case.
Meanwhile, sub-inspectors Malik Qaiyum and Shan-i-Haider and ASI Shahabuddin were summoned by the judge on August 5. Petitioner Khalil Ahmed informed the judge that the three officials, who were members of a special task force at Jamshed Quarters, raided his house in Gulshan-i-Zahoor, Abyssinia Lines, and picked up his brothers Imran and Rehan. The officials said his brothers were accomplices of Hasan, an accused involved in theft of motorcycles.
There was no truth in the allegation, the petitioner said, and the police had to release the two detainees. However, they extorted Rs200,000 from him before releasing his brothers. They were demanding Rs200,000 more and threatening to re-arrest his brothers if the demand was met. A call from one of the respondent officials was allegedly received on the petitioner’s cell phone as he was addressing the court.