Karachi: ‘World’s top drug kingpin’ booked in Gwadar DC murder case
KARACHI: The Clifton police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against Imam Bheel Bizenjo for his alleged involvement in the killing of Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Abdul Rehman Dashti late on Monday night.
Incidentally, Imam Bheel was among the world’s top four drug traffickers identified by US President Obama in 2009 as ‘significant foreign narcotics traffickers’. “On May 28, 2009, the president identified Daniel Rendon Herrera (Colombia), the Haji Juma Khan Organization (Afghanistan), Walid Makled Garcia (Venezuela), and Imam Bheel (Pakistan) as Significant Foreign Narcotics Traffickers as appropriate for sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (the Kingpin Act).
“This action underscores the president’s commitment to targeting the world’s top drug traffickers and trafficking organizations, particularly their financial infrastructures,” according to a press release issued by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in that year.
The body of Dashti was found in a car (GR–002) just outside the bungalow of Imam Bheel in Khayaban–e–Tanzeem. According to the police, Dashti and his driver Badal had come to Bheel’s residence to meet him. Outside the bungalow, both Bheel and Dashti were having a dialogue inside the vehicle. Their voices grew louder during the conversation, and then Bheel took out his pistol and shot Dashti dead.
Bheel escaped after the murder. Upon hearing the gunshot, Dashti’s driver rushed to the spot and saw his boss lying in a pool of blood inside the vehicle. He immediately informed Dashti’s relatives about the incident.
Later, the area police reached the spot and shifted the body to the Jinnah Post Medical Centre for legal formalities. The Clifton police lodged an FIR (46/12) against Bheel under sections 302/ 34 on the complaint of Dashti’s nephew, Maqbool Hussain Dashti.
Police have detained one of Bheel’s servants, Aftab, for investigation. Bheel is also a politically influential person and his son, Yaqoob Bizenjo, is a member of the National Assembly.