Karachi: 2 death row prisoners injured in Central Jail clash
KARACHI: A brutal clash occurred between death row prisoners inside Central Jail Karachi on Tuesday evening. Those involved in the clash are members of a banned religious outfit and a certain political party. During the clash, activists of the banned outfit attempted to slaughter members of the Death Row Ward.
Inspector General (IG) of Prisons, Sindh, Ghulam Qadir Thehbo said that on Tuesday evening he received information that some death row prisoners were fighting with each other near the Death Row Ward.
Acting on this information, the jail superintendent, along with jail wardens and other personnel, rushed to the disclosed location, where they found the members of Death Row Ward who had already sustained injuries – being attacked by activists of the banned religious outfit.
After considerable efforts, the personnel managed to free the injured persons from the clutches of militants. The injured were later moved to Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment, while the jail superintendent locked up the militants in the “Baandh Ward” of Central Prisons for their acts of violence.
IG Thehbo said that the injured were identified as Kamran, alias Ganja, and Ehsaan. The victims of the attack were on death row for the murder of policemen, while the assailants, who are activists of the banned Jundullah, are also on death row for cases of terrorism, including an attack upon the former Corps Commander Karachi.
Thehbo added that during the investigation it was revealed that the injured had, on a number of occasions, used abusive language against the assailants and the Ameer of their organisation. This behavior had led to a number of disputes between the two, which had prompted officials to shift the injured to the Hyderabad Jail to prevent further clashes.
However, on the directives of concerned authorities, the injured prisoners were recalled to the Karachi Central Jail. On Tuesday evening the Jundullah militants attacked Kamran and Ehsaan, and attempted to murder them, but due to the timely action of the jail staff, Kamran and Ehsaan were saved.
The investigations also revealed that the militants had made two weapons in their attempted murder: a sharp blunt object from a steel plate another weapon that resembled a knife.
According to a Medical Officer at the Civil Hospital Karachi, Ehsaan had been sent back to Central Prison after receiving first aid and that Kamran was still receiving treatment for a knife–wound on his throat.
Furthermore, the New Town police lodged an FIR against the militants of Jundullah for the attempted murder of Kamran and Ehsaan. The police also nominated accused Najeebullah, Adnan alias Tipu, Aqeel, Furqaan, Bilal Shah and Saibaal.