KARACHI: Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department on Saturday said that former SHO Haroon Korai was arrested for his alleged involvement in the ‘contract killing’ of an informer of the Customs.

CTD DIG Omar Shahid Hamid said that Korai, a former SHO of the Sachal police station, was involved in the killing of the Custom’s informer who helped to recover chhalia (betal nut) worth over Rs70 million.

Narrating the incident, he recalled that on July 17, 2021, a man, identified as Fazal, was abducted from Surjani Town and the same night his body was recovered in the Steel Town area.

“CCTV footage indicated that it had been a raid carried out by people in one black Vigo and a police mobile,” he said.

Meanwhile, a suspected robber was shot dead by a private security guard after a robbery at a shop in Sohrab Goth on Saturday, according to police.

They added that four armed robbers snatched at gunpoint Rs45,000 from a poultry wholesaler, Sajjad, in Ayub Goth.A guard posted at a nearby warehouse, Kamresh Khan, challenged the robbers and fired at them. As a result, one suspect got killed and another suffered injuries and arrested in wounded condition.

Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2021

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