Karachi: Notorious ‘target killer’ killed
KARACHI: The Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) claims to have made a major breakthrough against the target killers’ mafia as a notorious target killer was slain in an encounter with the law enforcers while three of his accomplices were taken into custody on Friday.
SSP Mohammad Aslam Khan of the AEC said that after being tipped off by a spy, a team carried out a raid near the Qaddafi Chowk of Orangi Town to arrest the suspected target killers. Upon seeing the police, the suspects opened fire and a shootout ensued. Following the brief encounter, the police managed to arrest four suspects, one of whom was injured.
The detainees were shifted to the investigation unit, while the injured suspect was taken to hospital. The police recovered 9mm and TT pistols from their possession. Khan said Imran alias Dadoo succumbed to his injuries during treatment, while the other suspects being held were identified as Imran alias Immee, Azeem alias Naeem and Sajjad. The officer said that the deceased was wanted by the police in a number of cases involving target killing, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and attempt to murder.
Dadoo allegedly had killed Junaid Bukee, Kamran and Mohammed Hanif in the Azizabad police limits when they refused to pay extortion money. Threats were delivered to these victims by Imran, who along with his accomplices killed the traders later.
Dadoo and his accomplices also killed Irfan Kachee and Yousuf alias Daada in the Azizabad area for not paying extortion money. The suspects also gunned down Nadeem Memon and injured Waheed Niazi in the Kharadar area with the same 9mm pistol recovered in Friday’s raid.
The police believed that the detained men had a hand in Taufeeq alias Guddu’s death in Azizabad and also injured Head Constable Mehmood. The police officer was carrying out an operation against the suspects and was injured during an encounter with them. The four men were also wanted by the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) for vehicle theft and were absconding from the courts and the police.