Karachi: 3 cops held for killing pillion rider
KARACHI: As reported by The News on Thursday, an innocent man was killed in an alleged encounter at the SITE-B Police limits on Wednesday, while three policemen were arrested.
Thirty-year-old Iqbal and Abdul Majeed were going on a motorcycle and when they reached near the SITE-B Police jurisdiction, policemen who were patrolling on a mobile van signalled them to stop.
The suspects saw the Police, and got scared that the Police would catch them for pillion riding and they sped away.
The policemen without intimation opened fire and killed Iqbal on the spot and arrested Abdul Majeed.
The policemen ASI Ismail and Constables Ali Raza and Ghulam Nabi claimed that the victim opened fire first and they only replied.
However, the Police did not recover any weapons from the deceased and the accused Abdul Majeed.
Later SITE-B Police arrested ASI Ismail and Constables Ali Raza and Ghulam Nabi under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).