2 target killing suspects held; body found in TV carton
Karachi: Personnel of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) arrested on Sunday an alleged target killer who was involved in a number of target killing cases.
Acting on information provided by the suspect, the police recovered the body of a police informer whom he had slaughtered. SSP Raja Umer Khattab of the SIU said that an informant tipped him off that a wanted target killer was present in the Brigade area.
Acting on the tip-off, SIU personnel conducted a raid and, after a brief encounter, arrested Shehzor and recovered a TT pistol. Later, the suspect was move to the Investigation Unit for interrogation.
During interrogation, he told police that recently he had killed five people for not delivering extortion money. From among the five persons he had killed Iftikhar Bhatti, a police informer, and dumped his body in a house in Khawaja Ajmer Nagri.
On the tip-off provided by the suspect, police conducted a raid on the house in Sector 5-C/3, Khawaja Ajmer Nagri, and recovered Bhatti’s body, which was kept in a TV carton.
SSP Khattab said that the suspect told the investigators that he kidnapped Bhatti from the Saba Cinema area three days earlier and later took him to the house where he slaughtered him and fled. He added that the Shehzor gang consisted of five members and their leader was Umair alias Tony. He further disclosed that the house was handed over to him by gang leader Tony 15 days ago.
It was further disclosed that the suspect had killed Kamran, Abid, Saeed and an unidentified person during Ramazan. He kidnapped the victims, subjected them to torture, shot and killed them and dumped their bodies in New Karachi and Korangi Naddi area.
Investigations are continuing. Meanwhile, personnel of the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) arrested a target killer from the Gulshan area and recovered a huge cache of arms.
Police said that acting on a tip-off, they conducted a raid in the New Town area and, after an encounter, arrested Shahid and immediately moved him to their cell.
During the search of his hideout, they recovered three Kalashnikovs, two Tommy guns, one 8MM pistol and a thousand rounds of various weapons.