Karachi: Op specialist among 3 cops gunned down
KARACHI: Three police men including Karachi operation specialist were killed in separate acts of target killing and violence here in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday. According to detail, Assistant Sub–Inspector 47–year–old Raja Moin, son of Abdul Razzak was sitting in front of his house in Ali Town near Super Highway in the limits of Sacchal Police. In the mean time two bike-borne assailants appeared from nowhere and sprayed him with bullets.
He sustained critical gunshot wounds and was rushed to a nearest private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Later, the police moved the dead body to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities. SHO Azhar Ali Iqbal said that the deceased was a resident of Ali Town, adding that nowadays he was deployed in Shah Latif Police Station. He said that prior to the incident he was transferred to Gaddap City Police station.
The deceased had played vital role in Karachi operation and used work with Inspector Ahmed Hassan. He had also played key role in Lyari Task force headed by Irfan Bahadur in 2004. He was the father of five children and had contracted two marriages. The deceased had also worked with Inspector Ahmed Hassan in the Anti–Street Crime Unit Gaddap Town for four years. The police said that apparently it was target killing incident, however, the motive behind the murder could be ascertained only after a thorough probe. No case was registered till filing the report.
Similarly in another incident, a police constable 57–year–old Ayub alias Chacha was shot dead when he was on way back home from duty at Taimoria police station. When he reached near People’s Chowrangi North Nazimabad, unidentified armed men let off a volley of bullets on him, killing him on the spot. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for legal formalities. The police said that the deceased was the “Roznamcha Mohrir” at the Taimoria police station and had been posted there since long time. He was the resident of Faqeer Goth Shafiq Moor and father of two children.
Meanwhile, a police constable was shot dead while another injured near Heart Disease Hospital in FB Area in the Yousuf Plaza Police precincts. DSP Saleem Akhtar Siddiqui said the incident took place at Block–16 FB area, when two culprits attempted to steal a motorcycle from the parking lot of Heart Disease Hospital. In the mean time two police constables namely 55–year–old Ghulam Abbas, son of Khuda Bux and 50–year–old Fazalur Rehman, son of Aziz intercepted them. Suddenly one of the culprits opened fire on them as result of which both received bullet injures. The police shifted the injured to ASH where Ghulam Abbas succumbed to his injuries. The DSP said that the deceased received bullets in the head while PC Fazal received a bullet in the nick and was in critical condition. The deceased constable was a resident of Gulberg Police quarter and belonged to Mianwali.
The police officials said that the deceased had submitted an application for leave in connection with the wedding of his daughter in Mianwali Punjab. No case was registered till filing the report.