KARACHI, March 17 The Crime Investigation Department's latest 'red book' features three alleged gangsters from Lyari, as opposed to earlier editions which focused mainly on religious extremists, a senior CID official told Dawn on Tuesday.
Unlike the last three editions which were titled “Religious Terrorists” and mainly focused on religious extremists, the fourth edition of the 'red book' has been named “Most Wanted Terrorists”, the official said.
The new edition includes three alleged gangsters from Lyari Rehman Dakait (with a head money of Rs500,000), Ghaffar Zikri (with a head money of Rs300,000) and Baba Ladla (with a head money of Rs300,000).
Rehman Dakait and Ghaffar Zikri are said to head rival gangs in Lyari. Baba Ladla is believed to be a close associate of Rehman Dakait.
Apart from alleged criminals in Lyari, activists belonging to a few nationalist parties of Sindh are also named in the book. They are wanted in connection with several bomb blasts in the interior of Sindh, the CID officer said.
The name of the accused who is wanted for killing CID official Naveed Altaf has also been included in the “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.
The rest of the book contains two sections for suspected terrorists belonging to as many sects who are wanted by the CID in different cases. One section contains a list of 32 “terrorists” on whom complete data, along with pictures, is available. The list also contains the names of 21 others on whom few details are available in the book.
Similarly, the second section contains a list of 16 “terrorists” on whom complete data, along with pictures, is available. The list also contains the names of 12 others on whom few details are available in the book.
Details of suspects linked to the attacks on former president Pervez Musharraf, the Marriott bombing, doctors' killings, bank and money changer robberies, targeted killings and kidnappings have been included in the book, the officer said.
Apart from the Crime Investigation Department, the Federal Investigation Agency also maintains a 'red book'. The FIA list generally features human traffickers.