PESHAWAR, Feb 9: Six people were gunned down in two different incidents in the provincial metropolis on Saturday.
In the first incident, the bodies of four local youths were found at a graveyard in Bado Samar Bagh area. They were identified as Shah Nawaz, Mansoor, Misri Khan and Ashfaq.
An official of Paharipura police station said that Fazl Maula, a brother of the deceased Mansoor, nominated several people in the case. He said that the accused were Afghan nationals, who fled the area after dumping the bodies at the graveyard.
He said that Mamoor, Aamirullah, Usman, Miskin, Ghulam Rasool, Said Ahmed Khan, Nasir and Shamandroz were nominated in the FIR. He said that the accused were residing in rented buildings in Mohmand Qila, Samar Bagh and Pakha Ghulam areas where all their houses were found locked.
The official, quoting local sources, said that the deceased were invited by Mamoor to dinner at his residence where they were shot dead.
They had an old enmity because the deceased were facing charges of assaulting the younger brother of the acused. “They had resolved the issue but even then they were targeted,” the official said.
Faqirabad DSP Sahibzada Sajjad told Dawn that both the parties had friendly relations in the past but then developed differences which resulted in the killing of the four youth. “They were basically involved in theft cases and there seem many reasons for differences among them,” he said and added that they had been trapped and killed.
In another incident, Inam Baig and his brother Saifullah Baig, residents of Bala Mani area, were coming to the district courts in their motorcar for appearing in a case when they came under attack near Shahi Mehman Khana on Sher Shah Suri Road.
An official of East Cantonment police station said that they had an old enmity and two men armed with pistols chased them on motorcycle and opened firing on them. They were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. Inam Baig was killed on the spot while his brother succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
Police registered a case against Jamshed and Anwar Hussain but they could not be arrested.
Meanwhile, police arrested a fake police official and recovered three vehicles, cash and cellular phone sets from his possession.
DSP Fazl Wahid told journalists that Qasim Shah was arrested at a checkpoint near motorway after receiving reports about his illegal activities. He said that Raj Wali had also registered a case against him for snatching his taxicab at gunpoint.