Karachi: 2 ACLU team members remanded to police custody
KARACHI: Two members of the Anti-Car Lifting Unit (ACLU) team accused in the murders of four visitors from Chaman were remanded to the custody of Ferozabad Police till January 19 by East Judicial Magistrate Inam Ali Kalhoro. The two accused, ACLU SHO Malik Irshad and Police Constable Zafar Ali, were produced before the court on Monday and their remands were sought. Three other policemen who took part in the alleged fake encounter, Zahoor Khan, Zaheer Mirza and Noor Muhammad Shah, were shown as absconders in the case. The incident occurred on December 31, 2008 and an FIR, no 32 /2009, was registered on January 10, after Chief Justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar took suomoto notice in the case.
The four businessmen, Zainuddin, Muhammad Tahir, Abdullah and Ibrahim, were killed in front of their Tariq Road residence. The ACLU team alleged that they had signalled the car to stop, upon which the occupants of the car opened fire. The ACLU team retaliated in self defence, resulting in the death of all four. The ACLU team also claimed to have recovered two unlicensed TT pistols from the possession of the deceased.