Murder of rape victim’s brother: 15 co-accused held in Karak operation
KARAK, Jan 7: Police on Saturday arrested 15 co-accused of Ibrahim Shah, the main accused in the murder case of Alam Zeb, and demolished their hideouts during a search operation in Shnawa Guddikhel area of Karak.
Shah, the alleged killer of Alam Zeb “brother of rap victim Uzma Ayub” is reportedly taking shelter with some influential people and proclaimed offenders in the area.
Police sources said that a heavy contingent of Karak and Kohat police in a joint operation razed hideouts of the proclaimed offenders in Shnawa Guddikhel, the hometown of Shah. They said that heavy weapons were used in the operation.
They said that the arrested co-accused included Bismillah Jan, Noor Taji Ali Khan, Qasim Daraz, Mustaqeem Shah, Hazrat Jan, Aziz Jan, Taleem Khan, Qazi Subhan, Noor Malishah, Inam Shah, Fazal Hakeem Shah, Saqib Hussain Shah and Awal Khan, all residents of Shnawa Guddikhel, Takht-i-Nusrati tehsil. They said that weapons were also recovered from their possession.
Police also razed the hideouts of two other proclaimed offenders, Noor Badshah and Jilani Shah, who were allegedly providing shelter to Shah in the area. Karak DPO Sajjad Khan supervised the operation.
Later, briefing media persons the DPO said that investigation was underway from the arrested suspects so as to reach Shah, the main accused in the murder case. He resolved that Shah would be brought to justice soon.
Answering a question, he said that of the 13 accused allegedly involved in kidnapping and rape case of Uzma Ayub 11 had been arrested while the other two accused serving in the army would be arrested through proper channel. He claimed that security had been provided to the victim family.