Six CIA men remanded for smuggling charas in Karachi

Published July 21, 2021
On Monday, the investigating officer produced the CIA men before the judicial magistrate (South) to seek their physical remand in police custody for interrogation and investigation. Reuters/File
On Monday, the investigating officer produced the CIA men before the judicial magistrate (South) to seek their physical remand in police custody for interrogation and investigation. Reuters/File

KARACHI: A local court on Monday remanded in police custody six personnel of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) detained for allegedly attempting to smuggle 76 kilograms of charas in a police mobile van.

Rangers reportedly arrested six personnel of the CIA-Jamshoro in Clifton on Sunday for allegedly bringing the contraband to sell it to someone in Karachi.

Identified as Mohammad Yaqub, Ghulam Abbas, Aijaz Ali, Rahib Husain, Ahmed Nawaz and Abdul Hameed, the six CIA men were later handed over to the Boat Basin police.

On Monday, the investigating officer produced them before the judicial magistrate (South) to seek their physical remand in police custody for interrogation and investigation. The IO stated that the police team allegedly had brought the drug to Karachi from Jamshoro in a police mobile van (SPF-684) to sell it to someone in Clifton, where they were arrested on a tip-off.

He added that during checking of the van 76kg of charas was found in the vehicle, adding that it was packed in some 64 packets.

The suspects allegedly disclosed that they belonged to the CIA police of Jamshoro and were sent to Karachi by their officer-in-charge, Inspector Nisar Bhatti, to hand over the drug to someone in Shirin Jinnah Colony, added the IO.

They were arrested with four official sub-machine guns.

The IO sought 14-day physical remand of the suspects in police custody for completing the investigation and other legal formalities. However, the magistrate remanded them in police custody for two days.

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2021

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