Karachi: 2 cops held after suspect escapes from custody
KARACHI: Two policemen were arrested over negligence after one of the two suspects picked up for a murder attempt on an advocate escaped from the custody of the investigation staff of the Sharafi Goth police station on Saturday morning. Station House Officer (SHO) Ikhtlaq Ahmed said an attack was carried out on Malir Bar Association President Amaan two days back. Police lodged an FIR and began a search for the two attackers. During the course of the investigation, the SHO along with a team raided a place in Future Colony in Landhi.
The raid led to an encounter, following which the two attackers, including Zer Nawaz, were arrested with arms. The suspects were taken to the police station. Afterwards, they were handed over to the investigation department for further legal action. At about 3am on Saturday, the investigation staff let the suspects out of the lock–up to interrogate them.
However, Nawaz played tricks on the investigation staff and escaped.SHO Ahmed said that on the order of the high–ups an FIR had been lodged against police constables Sarfraz and Asghar of the investigation department. A departmental inquiry is under way.