KARACHI: A man who was attacked and injured by a suspected robber shot him dead in Raees Amrohvi Colony.

SHO Amin Mughal of the Iqbal Market police station said that two armed suspects demanded cash and other valuables from Rifatullah and on resistance one of them tried to shoot him but the bullet stuck in his pistol. The panicked suspects then started beating him up. He was also hit on his head with the butt of a pistol.

The police officer said that when the suspects were fleeing the spot, the Rifatullah took out his own pistol and opened fire on them, killing one of them on the spot. The suspect’s companion managed to escape.

The police took into custody the suspect’s body along with his pistol and some mobile phones. Later, the body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital but the suspect could not be identified till late in the evening.

‘BLF militant’ held

Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a suspected militant linked with a banned separatist outfit in the city.

The Mochko police, using technology, arrested the suspect, Shafi Mohammed, in Mowachh Goth, said SSP-Keamari Fida Husain Janwari.

According to the police, the suspect was running a ‘sleeper cell’ of the outlawed Baloch Liberation Front under the patronage of his stepfather, Abdul Waheed alias Bahadur PMT Wala.

“He was involved in attacks on security forces in Karachi and Balochistan,” they added.

During interrogation, the suspect revealed that the outfit offered Rs500,000 for a murder and Rs250,000 for injuring a security man, the police claimed.

They said that the suspect’s three associates were wounded and arrested in an ‘encounter’ in the Gulshan-i-Ghazi area of Ittehad Town on January 11.

A terrorism case has been registered against Shafi Mohammad, according to the police statement.

Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2023

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