Karachi: ASI, rescuer held for trying to dump body
KARACHI: A policeman and a rescue worker were on Wednesday caught disposing of a bullet-riddled body that had originally been found in the Korangi Industrial Area in a locality within the remit of the Gizri police station in what appeared to be an attempt to avoid workload of investigation, police said.
They said that a police patrol of the Gizri police station arrested Assistant SubInspector Idrees of the Korangi Industrial Area police station and an ambulance driver, Muhammad Adnan, when they were trying to dump the bullet-riddled body in a Gizri area.
SSP South Naeem Ahmed Shaikh told Dawn that some passers-by informed a police patrol about the act, whichled to the arrest of the two suspects.
The police said that the bullet-riddled body of a man, later identified as Sakhawat Husain son of Nazar Husain, was found within the remit of the Korangi Industrial Area police station in the early hours of Wednesday.
They said that the ASI and the ambulance driver of the rescue service shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities in the morning. However, at that time there was no medicolegal officer present and taking advantage of the situation, the ASI asked the ambulance driver to dispose of the body in any other area.
The police said that during interrogation the rescue worker said that the ASI had offered him Rs150 to dump the body in an area that fell within the remit of any other police station.
The police registered a case (FIR 11/2012) under Section 297 (trespassing on burial places, etc) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Gizri police station against the two suspects. The FIR stated that ambulance driver Adnan worked for the Chhipa rescue service.
Refusing to comment on the incident, the SHO of the Korangi Industrial Area police station told Dawn that victim Sakhawat was a resident of Qayumabad and supposed to get married in the coming weeks.
He said that a case (FIR 23/2012) was registered under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the PPC at the KIA police station.