Karachi: 3 ‘kidnappers’ killed in encounter
KARACHI: Three alleged kidnappers were killed during an encounter with a team of Special Investigation Unit at Northern Bypass on Sunday. Police also recovered arms, hand grenades and a snatched car from their possession. They were wanted by the Karachi and interior Sindh police in a number of murder and kidnapping for ransom cases. The Sindh government had also announced their head money. According to SSP Mohammed Farooq Awan of SIU Karachi, they received information that some proclaimed offenders were seen roaming in Surjani Town area.
Consequently, the SIU police mounted vigil and started checking the main Northern Bypass at Surjani Town area. During the checking, the police spotted a suspicious car and signaled it to stop. However, its three occupants opened fire and an encounter ensued during which Dr Daud Kashori, Ali Mallah and Akhtar Siyal sustained injuries. They were moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where they expired.
The police seized two Kalashnikovs, a pistol, two hand grenades and hundreds of bullets from their possession and also impounded the car (ABM–972), which was snatched from FB Area on Saturday evening.
Dr Daud Kashori and his two accomplices were involved in the kidnapping of Dr Aftab Qureshi from Brigade area last year and they had demanded ransom from the family from Hyderabad.
A team of AVCC had raided their hideout in Hyderabad during which these suspects had killed Dr Aftab Qureshi along with Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Rashid Khan of AVCC.
Dr Kashori was wanted by the Karachi and Interior Sindh police in more than 100 cases of murder, kidnapping for ransom and bank robberies. He was also sentenced to death but escaped from the Hyderabad jail last year.
The suspects were also involved in kidnapping of Hindu traders from Hyderabad. The Sindh government had announced Rs1.5 million bounty on Dr Kashori, Rs0.5 million on Ali Mallah and Rs1 million on Akhtar Siyal. Further investigations are under way.