Karachi: 30 held after killing of Rangers sleuths
KARACHI: Police on Wednesday registered an FIR of the killing of two Rangers personnel on a complaint of Mohammad Shabbir, a personnel of the paramilitary force, against unidentified attackers. The FIR (182/2012) was lodged at the Pirabad police station under Sections 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 7 of the Anti–Terrorism Act and an investigation initiated. Two Rangers personnel — Inspector Gul Bahar and Sepoy Noorullah — were gunned down when they were sitting at a teashop near Banaras Chowk, Orangi Town, on Tuesday night.
The victims were associated with the intelligence wing of the Rangers.
Police said at least two men riding a motorcycle came close to the victims and opened fire on them.
Following the killings, a heavy contingent of Rangers conducted an overnight door-to-door search operation in parts of Orangi Town, including Banaras, Aligarh Society and Gulfamabad.
Police remained on the outer cordon of the search operation while Rangers carried out the operation and detained about 30 persons. The entry and exit points were sealed off and no one was allowed to go in or out of the area during the operation.
The suspects were later moved to an undisclosed location for questioning.
The victims’ funeral prayers were held on Wednesday at the Bhitai Rangers Headquarters in Malir. Rangers and police officials attended the prayers. Later their bodies were dispatched to their hometown in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.