Four ‘SRA militants’ arrested in Gulistan raid

Published May 6, 2021
Law enforcers on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four suspected militants linked with proscribed Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA). — AFP/File
Law enforcers on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four suspected militants linked with proscribed Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA). — AFP/File

KARACHI: Law enforcers on Wednesday claimed to have arrested four suspected militants linked with proscribed Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA).

A team of Rangers and counter-terrorism department personnel carried out an action in the Pehlwan Goth locality near Rabia City in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and detained four suspects -- Sajjad Ali, Mohsin Raza, Naushad Ali and Aslam Beg, according to a CTD spokesperson.

It said that the suspects belonged to SRA’s Asghar Shah alias Sajjad Shah group, according to him. “They were involved in recent grenade attacks on Rangers’ posts and mobile vans,” he said, adding that 13 members of the outfit had already been arrested by the CTD.

“The suspects had also been taking part in the protests held in connection with missing workers of nationalist parties,” he said.

During interrogation, the suspects revealed that they killed Nasrullah in Jamali Goth and made an attempt on the life of police inspector Amir Riaz in 2020. The police officer was wounded in the incident and the SRA had claimed responsibility for the attack on its social media account, the spokesman said.

He claimed that the suspects under the command of Asghar Shah carried out subversive acts at different places.

Rehman Dakait’s another son held

Police on Wednesday arrested a second son of Abdul Rehman Baloch aka Rehman Dakait, the ring-leader of a dreaded gang and an infamous character of the Lyari gang warfare who was killed in an encounter in 2009.

Chakiwara police carried out an action near Sahara petrol pump in Chakwara and arrested the suspect, Sultan, and seized a hand-grenade from him, said City SSP Sarfraz Nawaz Shaikh.

The police said that Sultan was involved in extortion, creating fear and panic in Lyari and certain heinous crimes. The police have registered a case against him under terror charges. The criminal record of the suspect was being checked, the SSP said.

Earlier, the Lyari police had arrested Dakait’s son, Sarban, on May 31 on drug charges.

Man found dead in Bahria Town

A man was found tortured to death in Bahria Town on Wednesday.

Police said that they found two-three days old body with visible torture marks in a flat in Bahria Town. The deceased was identified as Syed Tajamul Kazmi, 55.

Gadap City SHO Shaur Khan Bangash said that it seemed to be a suicide case. The man might have inflicted injuries on his body with a blade, he said. The room was locked from inside, he pointed out, and said Kazmi was living alone in the flat whereas his family lived in Islamabad. His son found him dead upon his arrival from Islamabad.

‘Rs100m’ gold robbery

Police on Wednesday registered an FIR of the reported gold robbery in Clifton and started a probe into the incident.

According to complainant Mohammed Asif Abdani, robbers took away 12-kilos gold jewellery worth around Rs100 million from his shop in Gulf Shopping Mall on Monday night.

He said he closed his shop on Monday evening and when he reopened it the next morning, he found all jewellery boxed missing.

Published in Dawn, May 6th, 2021

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