Killers of Perween Rahman nabbed, Supreme Court told
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the principal accused behind the murder of director Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) Karachi, Perween Rahman, had been arrested and efforts were on to arrest 11 other absconding accomplices.
In a report submitted before the two-judge bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Deputy Inspector General Police West Zone Karachi informed the court that the principal accused Mohammad Rahim Swati, who allegedly ran illegal hydrant business in Karachi, Ahmed Khan alias Papoo Kashmiri, and Mohammad Imran had been arrested and their cases were pending before the Anti-Terrorist Court-VII Karachi.
Ms Rahman who served as the director OPP Karachi was killed on March 13, 2013 while going home from her office. The assailants riding a motorbike opened fire on her car on the main Manghopir Road near Banaras Flyover wherein she received bullet injuries to her neck. Her driver rushed her to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The court on Tuesday also ordered the Inspector General Police Sindh to provide protection to OPP staff members, counsel for the complainant involved in the trial, decide on the application written by Aquila Ismail, sister of slain Ms Rahman, and Zohra Yousuf, for re-investigation into the case by police, and interrogation of the investigating officers — sub inspectors Raja Ulfat Hussain and Ashfaq Hussain Baloch — for their alleged involvement in manipulating the initial investigation into the murder of Ms Rahman.