Karachi: 2 cops arrested as criminal flees police custody
Karachi: Two policemen have arrested after an absconder wanted by the New Karachi Town police in more than 27 cases escaped from police custody due to the negligence of the investigation staff of the Sir Syed police station.
Police sources said that a police team of the Sir Syed police station, under the supervision of SHO Changez Khan, had arrested Faisal Qureshi, alias Manu Qureshi, last Thursday evening with a recovery of one kilogramme of Hashish.
Later, an FIR was lodged and investigation was referred to the Sir Syed Investigation Department for probe. Faisal Qureshi is also wanted by the New Karachi Town police in more than 27 cases of various nature and most of the cases pertained to drug peddling of which in four cases he was an absconder.
The investigation of cases of accused Manu Qureshi was handed to ASI Sohail of Sir Syed Police Station. On Friday morning, the accused was taken to City Courts for remand. The police personnel — ASI Sohail and a police constable — took the accused in a private vehicle.
They added that policemen were returning to the police station along with Manu Qureshi, when, according to the accompanying police officials, the accused jumped off the vehicle on the Nazimabad bridge and escaped. SHO Nazimabad Tufail said that the above-named officials were detained by the police.