KARACHI: While efforts are under way to bring back home from Sweden a man who killed a policeman, police picked up his brother-in-law and driver in connection with the murder of 34-year-old police constable Abdul Rehman.

Suspect Khurram Nisar, who has been booked for the murder, managed to escape to Sweden through a Turkish airline flight early on Tuesday morning by using his Swedish passport.

South-SSP Syed Asad Raza told Dawn that the police had arrested suspect’s brother-in-law Amir Qadeer and driver Aurangzeb for their alleged involvement in helping Nisar to flee.

He added that both the detained persons had ‘conspired’ to help the suspect go abroad and they knew that he was involved in the murder of a policeman.

He said when the police traced the suspect’s home in DHA, the family driver, Aurangzeb was there. He had removed registration number plate of the car used in the murder and covered it. Besides, the driver was also not giving car keys to investigators.

Meanwhile, a police spokesperson in a statement said that the process of bringing back the suspect from Sweden had been initiated.

“An investigation team has been formed for probing the killing of the policeman in Clifton,” it said.

A four-member team led by SSP Raza has been established and it would approach the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Interpol and the Swedish embassy for the arrest of the suspect.

Published in Dawn, November 24th, 2022

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