Three more killed in separate acts of city violence
KARACHI: At least three people, including a seminary teacher, were killed in separate incidents of violence in the metropolis on Wednesday. A seminary teacher of Jamia Masjid-o-Madressa Islamia, Qari Ahsanullah Rasheed, was shot dead while he was teaching Quran to the students, police said.
According to details, Qari Rasheed had been associated with the mosque for the past 15 years. In another incident, a Shia man was shot dead at his car showroom along Shaheed-e-Millat Road.
According to police, two armed men on a motorcycle fired at Tanvir Hussain Bangash, 28, killing him on the spot. Bangash lived in the PECHS and was the father of one.
Similarly, a security guard of a private money changer company was gunned down within the limits of Boat Basin police station.
The incident occurred when two armed men tried to loot a cash van of the private money changer company shortly after it collected the cash. Police said that the culprits opened fire at the security guard when he offered resistance, resultantly, he was injured. The injured was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injuries. Police said that the culprits decamped with booty worth Rs 130,000.
Meanwhile, law enforcers on Wednesday claimed to have killed a bandit and arrested three other suspects in separate raids in the metropolis.
An alleged robber was killed while four of his companions managed to escape in an exchanged of firing with the police in Sohrab Goth area. According to police officials, the encounter took place when police personnel stationed on a mobile near Jamali Goth were informed by a passerby about robbers who were busy in looting the passersby on the Super Highway.
A police official said the culprits opened fire at the police upon their arrival and after an exchange of firing, one robber was killed. However, four of his companions managed to escape. The body was brought to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and later shifted to Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth for identification.
Meanwhile, Shah Faisal police claimed to have arrested a suspect in injured condition after a brief encounter. Police said that the accused, Sheroz, and his group members were involved in looting people arrived from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport.
Police said that the ringleader, Ali Irani, managed to escape during encounter with police when the raid was conducted on their hideout in Shah Faisal’s Azeem Pura area. The officer also claimed to have recovered police uniforms and weapons from their possession. Further investigation was underway.
Arrests: Azizabad police claimed to have arrested two alleged members of banned religious outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). Azizabad police said that the suspects were arrested after an encounter when police on snap checking tried to intercept them in block-2, Federal B Area late on Tuesday night. The detained suspects were identified as Hafiz Hanif and Qari Chiraghuddin.
However, police said, three of their companions managed to escape under the cover of firing, while, police continued to conduct raids for their absconding associates, Qari Ghulam Mohammad, Qari Ghulam Akbar and Riaz in different parts of the city.
Police also claimed to have recovered a high-roof van and two rifles from their possession. Police maintained that the accused persons during interrogation revealed that they were affiliated with LeJ as well as Harkatul Mujahideen and intended to attack the imambargah in Gulshan-e-Iqbal through an explosive laden vehicle.
He further said that the accused persons were also involved in generating funds for their organisations by collecting donations and hides of sacrificial animals.