Karachi: Digital cameras help uncover criminal
KARACHI: The installation of digital cameras helped the police confirm incidents which were reported last Saturday night at Tariq Road whereby two parties clashed with each other outside the Dolmen Mall and openly used firearms and fled. Two persons were also injured. On September 13, Saturday, despite the huge presence of Policemen on Tariq Road, two parties clashed with each other outside the Dolmen Mall and used firearms with impunity before managing to flee. Eyewitnesses said that three people riding a Pajero Jeep were roaming around Tariq Road. When they reached the Dolmen Mall, they got into an altercation with some persons and opened fire.
Eyewitnesses also claimed that many law enforcement personnel belong to the LEA were present at the scene but none of them came forward to intervene and in the meantime, the Pajero riders took out their firearms and opened fire resulting in panic all over. Taking advantage of the confusion, they managed to make good their escape.
When contacted, the SSP Jamshed Town, Javed Akbar Riaz, said that for security purposes they had installed digital cameras at various points along Tariq Road and after the incident they moved towards the spot.
While reviewing the video clip it was found that a tall man wielding a Kalashnikov came out along with two persons including a security guard and started arguing with another person subsequently opening fire resulting in injuries to two persons Mohammed Afzal and Mohammed Patel.
He immediately went to the scene and found that one Asghar Ali who was present at the spot, informed him, he had a dispute running with accused Sikander Karim over possession of petrol pump plot.
Asghar added that due to Ramazan he had given the place to a Chinese restaurant which the accused Sikander did not approve of and on Saturday night, he along with his guard and another unidentified person came and started arguing with him and on hot arguments he opened indiscriminate firing due to which two persons got injured, while the accused fled.
SSP Riaz said that, he directed the Ferozeabad police to register a case against Sikander Ali who is also an owner of showroom and in the offence he used his own personal car bearing a registration number IV number plate. The Ferozeabad police lodged an FIR and conducted raids at the house of accused Sikander but the latter was not present at home.
An officer probing the matter states that, accused Sikander Ali to dodge the police called a very senior officer of Sindh Police stating that, he went to Tariq Road, when accused Ashgar Ali made a murder attempt upon him and fired upon him.
The senior officer directed the Ferozeabad police to register a case, but the police station officers told the senior officer that they had the video footage and it shows that Sikander had fired at Asghar Ali to kill him but was saved and in the incident two passers-by got injured. The senior officer directed the police to immediately register case against Sikander Ali and put him behind bars.
Imposter caught: The Investigation staff of Shah Faisal Colony police caught a man purportedly working for a private TV channel as cameraman. A ransom amount was recovered from him. A case was registered at the Shah Faisal Colony police limits.
The SSP, Investigation, East Zone, Abdul Khalique Sheikh, said that a complaint was received from a woman, Akhtar Parveen, a resident of Shah Faisal Colony, in which she had stated that she was residing in the area along with her children including son, Zubair, 15.
Parveen stated that for the past 10 days unidentified callers were continuously calling her up and were threatening her to arrange Rs0.5 million otherwise they will kill her son Zubair.
Sheikh said that an FIR was lodged at the Shah Faisal Colony police station and that he had directed the SIO, Shah Faisal Colony, Anwar Gopang, and ASI Mumtaz Magsi to investigate the case and catch the criminals.
The investigators started keeping a tab on the calls of the criminals and asked them about the place for ransom money. The criminals called the woman at Kala Board and told her to come with a newspaper so that they could identify her. The same was done and soon the criminals took the ransom money. One of them was caught by the investigators along with the ransom money. The accused was identified as Syed Mujahid Ali.