KARACHI - Six people including a police inspector and a PPP worker were shot dead in separate incidents of violence on Monday.
According to details, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police was shot dead in Chakra Goth, Korangi. The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Kamran Naqvi, who had joined the police force about 23 years ago and was currently posted to intelligence wing of Mithadar Police Station. According to police, at least two armed men riding a motorcycle targeted the victim when he was on his way to police station in Korangi No. 5, adding that the ASI died on the spot as he was shot multiple times in his head.
In another incident, PPP worker namely Noor Khan was shot dead in MPR Colony in Orangi Town. Inquiry officer, SI Abdul Sattar said that the deceased, a resident of Banaras locality, was on his way when at least two armed men riding a motorcycle targeted him. He was shot multiple times in his head and chest. His body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.
A youth identified as Muhammad Saleem was shot dead by some unidentified assailants in Daryabad area, Lyari within the limits of Kalri Police Station. Motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, bodies of three youths were found from Baba Wilayat Shah Shrine located within the jurisdiction of Sharafi Goth Police Station.
SHO Ikhlaq Ahmed said that they after collecting evidence from the crime spot have sent the bodies to National Database Registration Authority for identification. The officer while quoting the initial investigation said that the deceased were first kidnapped, kept detained at undisclosed location and later tortured to death. He said the bodies were moved to morgue for identification. Separately, a Rangers man received severe injuries in a cracker attack at Nusrat Bhutto Colony in District West.
According to initial reports, unidentified armed men hurled a cracker targeting a Rangers mobile van stationed near Manghopir on Nusrat Bhutto Colony. As a result of explosion, a Rangers man was wounded who was later moved to Rangers Hospital in North Nazimabad where doctors termed his condition out of danger.
Sources in Rangers said that the attack could be a reaction of the Rangers operation in Manghopir in which 20 suspects were arrested including some hardcore militants. Sources further said the law enforcement agencies including police and Rangers are on high alert following the potential threats of terrorism including suicide bombings.
Meanwhile, bandits managed to take away Rs270,000 from a bank at Goal Market area in Nazimabad. As per details, three robbers barged into the branch of a private bank and held the staffers and three security guards hostage at a gunpoint. They looted Rs2, 70,000 from the cash counter and escaped.
Police officials suspected the security guards and cashier involved in the bank heist. The robbers also did not take the CCTV cameras away with them while fleeing. Police investigators managed to obtain the footages recorded at the DVR system and initiated further investigation.
After going through the footages obtained from the bank cameras, police said that all three guards did not offer resistance while the cashier himself provided the robbers with cash. However, no arrest has been made in this connection.
It is worth mentioning here that this is the second bank heist in the first 20 days of 2014, while 29 banks were robbed in 2013. Earlier, two private security guards lost their lives in a bid to foil a bank robbery in Korangi’s K Area; however, the robbers managed to escape along with the looted Rs1.6 million.