KARACHI: Two men were gunned down in different localities of Korangi on Monday, police said.

They said that a 27-year-old man, later identified as Mohammed Kashif, was riding a motorbike when an assailant, also riding a motorcycle, fired at him near Papan Chowk, Sector 48/B, Korangi and rode away.

Kashif suffered critical wounds and was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where he died during treatment.

The victim originally hailed from Bahawalpur. His motorbike was registered in his father’s name.

CTD arrests two ‘contract killers’ on charges of murdering a property agent in June

He told the police his son was working in a private company at Korangi Crossing.

Korangi SSP Shah Jahan Khan said that the murder appeared to be an outcome of some personal enmity.

In another incident, a 25-year-old man was gunned down in Korangi’s Zia Colony.

The police said that Deedar Khan was killed near the Hazara Murree eatery. He originally hailed from Kashmore.

Landhi SP Shah Nawaz Chachar said that two suspects had been detained for questioning.

He said both the suspects allegedly came here from Balochistan to kill Khan.

He believed that the murder was motivated by some personal enmity. The body was shifted to the JPMC for a post-mortem examination.

Two ‘hitmen’ held

A joint team of the Counter-Terrorism Department and Anti-Violent Crime Cell on Monday arrested two suspected ‘contract’ killers for allegedly killing property dealer Mohammed Raza in Korangi on June 16.

CTD official Raja Umar Khattab said that the victim’s business partner had hired the two hitmen, identified as Ajmal Papri and Hafeez.

The suspects were arrested with the help of the CCTV footage of the incident and intelligence network of police.

The police said during interrogation it transpired that victim Raza’s father, Zulfiqar Ali, was a property dealer and had a partnership with one Rao Iqbal Javed.

The victim had joined his father’s business and came to know that his father’s partner was embezzling money.

They said that Iqbal plotted the murder of Raza with the help of held suspect Hafeez, who arranged two hired assassins, Papri and Hamza.

“Rao Iqbal gave them Rs700,000 as supari for contract killing through Hafeez. The assailants riding a motorbike gunned down Raza when he was travelling in a car,” the CTD official said, adding that efforts were under way to arrest Iqbal.

The police said that after the murder Papri and Hamza fled to Punjab, but when they reached Khanewal railway station Papri shot dead Hamza on July 1 and returned to Karachi. The Khanewal police had registered the said murder case.

The CTD official said that Papri and Hamza were “habitual criminals”. They were arrested for murders and robberies in Karachi and different parts of Punjab as well.

Published in Dawn, August 31st, 2021

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