KARACHI: Former SHO Javed Baloch, who was arrested by Rangers personnel on September 29 during a targeted operation, disclosed on Monday details of the gruesome murder of Arshad Pappu, leader of a notorious Lyari gang.
According to his statement, Pappu, his brother Yasir and their confidante Shera Pathan were all picked up from the home of Sub-Inspector Zakir in Karachi's Defence area. He added that the kidnappers were wearing uniforms of Rangers personnel.
Baloch stated that Pappu and Yasir were taken to Afshan Gali, whereas Shera Pathan was taken to another location.
He further said that after being tortured for over an hour, Pappu and his brother were decapitated with a knife. The dead bodies were then paraded through the areas of Gabol and Aman Park, after which they were chopped into pieces before being set alight.
The ashes of both were then thrown into the canals.
Baloch moreover said that the video of the torture administered on Pappu was later shown to others who were kidnapped to frighten them into complying with the abductors' orders.
The former SHO also provided the authorities with a CD showing the torture administered on Pappu.