Rangers detain two members of banned outfit for killing PSP worker

Updated 05 Jul 2020

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The paramilitary force and police jointly carried out an intelligence-based action and apprehended the two suspects — Syed Naeem Haider, alias Bara, and Mohammed Danish Iqbal, alias Hakla — while their third accomplice escaped. — File
The paramilitary force and police jointly carried out an intelligence-based action and apprehended the two suspects — Syed Naeem Haider, alias Bara, and Mohammed Danish Iqbal, alias Hakla — while their third accomplice escaped. — File

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, on Saturday claimed to have arrested two members of a banned outfit on charges of killing a worker of the Pak Sarzameen Party on sectarian grounds in Liaquatabad two days ago.

The paramilitary force and police jointly carried out an intelligence-based action and apprehended the two suspects — Syed Naeem Haider, alias Bara, and Mohammed Danish Iqbal, alias Hakla — while their third accomplice escaped, for whose arrest raids were being conducted, said a Rangers spokesperson.

On July 2, PSP worker Asim Mohammed Khan was shot dead at Liaquatabad No. 10. The murder case was registered against unknown suspects at the Sharifabad police station. The Rangers formed a special investigation team, which managed to solve the blind murder case within 48 hours, said the official.

A 30-bore pistol used in the murder was also seized from them and the forensic examination of the spent bullet casings confirmed that the weapon was used in the crime.

During initial probe, held suspect Naeem said he belonged to a banned outfit. He also admitted that prior to that murder too, he had remained involved in sectarian killings. Subsequently, the detained persons were handed over to the police for further legal action.

'Suspect shot dead in ‘encounter’

A suspected robber was shot dead in an alleged encounter off the Superhighway on Saturday morning.

According to the SITE Superhighway Industrial police, three suspects after looting some citizens were fleeing when four policemen riding two motorbikes chased them. During an exchange of fire at Yasrab Goth, one suspect identified as Mohammad Sharif was wounded while his two accomplices escaped. The incident occurred at 9.15am.

The wounded suspect died while being taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, the police said.

A TT pistol with ammunition and a motorcycle were seized from the custody of the dead suspect.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2020