QUETTA: Unknown armed men gunned down a man in Qaidi Shakh area of Nasirabad district on Monday morning.According to police, the victim identified as Faqir Muhammad was on way home when armed assailants opened fire on him and fled from the scene. As a result, he sustained bullet wounds and died on the spot.
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KARACHI : The Karachi police in their ongoing drive against the criminals have arrested 93 accused during the past three days. A police statement on Thursday said that those arrested included 17 absconders and proclaimed offenders. It said that there were 12 encounters with the alleged criminals in which their 10 groups were eliminated. In all, 60 pistols, three Kalashnikovs, one repeater and 10 mobile phones were recovered from their possession. The police have registered cases.
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ISLAMABAD :The Sindh Police arrested Sikander Jatoi, father of Sharukh Jatoi, a prime suspect of Shahzeb Khanmurder case, from premises of the Supreme Court on Thursday. Abdul Hazfeez Pirzada represented Sikander Jatoi before a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and prayed to the court to extend one-day protective bail, granted by Lahore High Court for appearing in the apex court. He said his client should not be arrested until he arrived in Karachi. Rejecting the plea, the chief justice said: “The SC did not issue notice for his appearance, he has to cooperate with the police and we cannot give any further relief to him.”During the hearing of another case earlier, Pirzada informed the court that Sikander Jatoi was present in the court and police wanted to arrest him. “My lord, I request you to grant some relief to my client so that he could reach Karachi tomorrow and he will cooperate with police,” he pleaded. Sikander Jatoi is accused of helping his son Shahrukh Jatoi fleeing the country.The Supreme Court had ordered that all accused in the case be arrested until Thursday. Sindh Advocate General Fateh Malik informed the court that Interpol had confirmed Sharukh’s presence in the UAE. Expressing displeasure at this, the chief justice asked DIG Shahid Hayat why court was misinformed that he had not left the country. “You have misled the court and intentionally provided space to the culprits from the day one and you did not have any interest to nab the accused,” he maintained.The DIG said that they had checked all flights records, PISCES (Personal Identification Secure Comparison and Evaluation System) at all the airports as well as roads but there was no clue of his departure. “We don’t know how he went out of the country.” The chief justice remarked ‘he left on special plane’.The DIG went on to add that the FIA was investigating the matter as to how Shahrukh has left the country with fake identification. He said it was police pursuit that made Sikandar Jatoi appeared in the court.The chief justice said why the police did not put the pressure on accused as soon as the case was registered, adding that you should have taken action much earlier. “It is not only in Shahzeb’s case but police is not interested solving any case. The chief justice asked why action was not taken against DSP Wasim Khawaja, a taxation officer who was reportedly posted on the recommendation of some influential person, who did not care for the murder of a 20-year-old boy. Shahzeb Khan was gunned down in the Defence area of Karachi on December 25. Siraj Talpur and two others were taken into police custody, while Shahrukh Jatoi fled the country and is in Dubai.A police team went after him.The court adjourned the hearing until January 16, directing the police to arrest Sharukh Jatoi before next hearing.
LARKANA, Jan 9: The Kambar police claimed to have recovered two kidnap victims and arrested a dacoit, Wahab Mughiri, on Wednesday after a brief encounter with the outlaws.Agha Shar, 30, and Muhammed Nawaz Shar were abducted on Jan 6, 2012, from Ratokot village in Larkana district.Kambar-Shahdadkot SSP Dr Farukh Lanjar told Dawn that acting on a tip-off the police cordoned off the area of Shal deep into the Khirthar range within the remit of the Gaibidero police station. The kidnappers tried to escape, but police siege contained their movement.
In the ensuing shoot-out, the criminals left behind Agha Shar and Muhammed Nawaz Shar and fled. Dacoit Wahab Mughiri was also arrested with a rifle, the SSP said, adding that the two men had been abducted by the gang of Wishoon (scorpion) Chandio.
The recovered victims were produced before journalists at a press conference in Kambar.
They said cock-fighting was their hobby. On Jan 6, their friend Waheed Chandio asked them to accompany him to purchase some roosters who had won many fights.
When they reached Dost Ali Bangla village, three armed men stopped their car and got them to get off the vehicle at gunpoint.
They said the armed men took them to their hideouts in the mountains and they had not seen Waheed Chandio since then. Perhaps he had links with the kidnappers, they said.—BoC
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GUJRANWALA: Magistrate Muhammad Asif will hear the bail plea of seven young doctors on Thursday (today).
The accused were arrested after they thrashed the medical superintendent and senior doctors during a protest.
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RAWALPINDI – Rawalpindi Police have arrested 22 lawbreakers including four men and women who were allegedly involved in immoral activities.
According to Police spokesman, Police seized 2635 grams charas, 905 bottles of liquor, 125 grams heroin, one deggar, 149 liter petrol and gadgets being used for illegal refilling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders from the arrested accused.
The spokesman further informed that Gungmandi police sent behind the bars an accused namely Asif on recovery of 900 bottles of liquor.
Race Course Police raided at several illegal petrol agencies and arrested Mudasir, Baidar, Hussain, Habib, Faizan and Anees while Hakeem was held as he was found involved in illegal refilling of LPG cylinders.
Meanwhile, Peerwadhai police acting on a tip-off conducted a raid at a brothel being run in “Baradari” Hotel and arrested four accused namely Noor Raza, Muhammad Rehman, Shakeela and Farah red-handed who were allegedly involved in immoral activities.
KARACHI: Former chief of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Tauqir Sadiq was arrested on Wednesday from UAE with the help of the Interpol, SAMAA reports.
The Supreme Court had issued orders to apprehend Sadiq within one week.
The SC was informed that Sadiq’s passports had been cancelled and instructions had been sent to the Interpol in relation with the arrest orders against him.
He was arrested from Abu Dhabi.
Sadiq is accused of misusing authority, embezzling funds and causing Rs82 billion losses to the national exchequer.
KARACHI, Jan 9: Two eyewitnesses picked out three suspects during an identification parade held before the court of a judicial magistrate in the Shahzeb murder case on Wednesday.
Nawab Siraj Ali Talpur, his younger brother Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and their house servant Ghulam Murtaza Lashari have been booked and arrested for allegedly killing 20-year-old Shahzeb in the Defence Housing Authority area on Dec 24.
The three suspects were brought to the city courts with their faces covered amid strict security.
They were produced before the court of a judicial magistrate for the identification parade.
Judicial Magistrate (south) Waqar Ahmed Soomro conducted the identification parade after completing legal formalities.
The suspects were lined up along with dummies in the courtroom and then the magistrate called the witnesses to identify them.
Court sources and the investigation officer of the case said that both witnesses picked out the three suspects from among the dummies and assigned their roles in the commissioning of the offence during the identification parade.
They said that the witnesses said that suspect Siraj along with absconding suspect Shahrukh Jatoi had opened fire on Shahzeb, while the remaining two suspects asked him to shoot the victim again since they thought he was still alive.
Reporters were not allowed to witness the identification parade.
The memo of identification parade was also sealed till the evidence of magistrate before a trial court.
According to the prosecution, the victim had an alteration with the suspects since they had tried to tease his sister and later the issue was settled by some elders, but prime suspect Shahrukh Jatoi, Siraj, Sajjad and their accomplices killed the victim by opening fire on the night of Dec 24.
Initially, the case (FIR 591/12) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of deceased’s father Aurangzeb, who is a deputy superintendent of police, at the Darakhshan police station. However, during the investigation, Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modestly) of the PPC and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 were incorporated in the FIR.
Shahrukh Jatoi and his father Sikandar Ali Jatoi are the absconders in the case and an anti-terrorism court issued non-bailable warrants for their arrest a few days ago.
The Supreme Court has also taken suo motu notice of Shahzeb’s murder.
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Five men affiliated with the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) were apprehended on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the Ayesha Mazil blast that took place on the first day of this year and their role in the assassination of over six polio workers last year.
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) also seized a large cache of arms and ammunition from their possession during a raid conducted in Muhammad Khan Colony in Orangi Town.
Additional Inspector General (AIG) of police CID Ghulam Shabeer Shaikh during a press briefing at the Central Police Office said that acting on a tip-off the officials had raided the suspects’ hideout in Ittehad Town. On seeing the police, the gunmen opened fire, which was returned by the police. After an hour-long encounter, Ayub, Mohtim Khan, Bilal, Tauseef Ali and Saifullah were arrested.
During the initial investigation, the accused confessed to being linked to the TTP.
Seven people died and 45 other were injured in the Ayesha Manzil blast near Federal B Area after a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorbike went off. Among the victims, one was a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
AIG CID Shaikh said that the accused were also involved in murdering polio workers during the year 2012, of which two female health workers were targeted in the Mochko police limits on December 18, 2012.
The accused confessed to lobbing a Russain-made grenade inside the Tori Bangush police kiosk in July 2012. The low-intensity blast completely destroyed the kiosk and damaged three polio vehicles.
The suspects had also killed a police constable and an ANP leader.
The arrested men were planning an attack on the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, the AIG added. The suspects said they had recently sent about 160 men to Waziristan to their commander Akram for training. They were also going to learn to make suicide jackets during their exercise.
During the raid, police recovered a motorcycle planted with a bomb, 25 kilogram explosive material, five hand grenades, two pressure cooker bombs, nine tennis ball bombs, four Kalashnikovs, five 9MM pistols, five detonators and a number of live bullets.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad, on learning about the police efficiency, announced a reward of Rs2 million for the CID team.
SARGODHA: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four drug pushers and recovered narcotics from their possession. Police raided a house in village Vijh and arrested Nasir Hayat, Chamba, Ansar Abbas and Muhammad Mumtaz and recovered 4kg heroin.