KARACHI - A superintendent of Juvenile Prison was gunned down here in the jurisdictions of Model Colony police station here on Saturday.
DSP Abdul Hasnain Mumtaz Shah was on his way to Juvenile Prison when two gunmen riding a motorcycle targeted him near his residence in Surti Society located in Model Colony.
Police quoted the witnesses as saying the gunmen wearing helmets intercepted the car and sprayed bullets. The jailer sustained multiple bullets and died on the spot. Police rushed to the spot and shifted the victim to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy.
The victim had been posted to Central Jail, Karachi and District Jail, Malir in Karachi for the last three years. His police guard was not with him at the time of the incident. Earlier on June 22, 2013, the Central Jail in Karachi came under attack when armed men threw two locally made cracker bombs on it which injured two policemen. Moreover, in September 2012, a jailer Abdul Razzak Abbasi and his assistant superintendent Pir Masood were gunned down near NIPA Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal when they were going home.
Police sources said the superintendent had some property dispute with his nephews at his hometown. Police confirmed that DSP Shah also came under attack twice in Sehwan by his nephews in past. Sehwan Sharif Police had also been asked to provide details regarding the previous attacks.
Three people were killed in separate incidents of violence.
A man was shot dead and two of his relatives wounded in an exchange of fire between the two groups in Tariq Road area.
Police said the victims were identified as Noor Jan, his father Marjan, Yousuf, Zafar and Ghani. Both Zafar and Sardar Ghani came at a shop and opened fire on other victims over personal dispute. As a result Noor Jan, his father Marjan, Yousuf sustained bullet wounds. In retaliation, the attackers also sustained injuries. Police shifted them to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctor pronounced the death of Noor Jan while admitted others for treatment. Police said the victims were relatives and the motive behind the incident was personal dispute. Police also arrested Zafar and Ghani and initiated investigation.
Separately, a gunny-packed body of an unknown man was found from Hub River Road within the jurisdiction of Baldia Town police station.
Police said identification of the victim has yet to be ascertained. Police said some identified culprits after kidnapping dumped his body at an abandoned place before torture and shooting him multiple times. The body was moved to morgue for identification after autopsy at hospital.
Meanwhile, a man slaughtered his wife over land dispute in Shirin Jinnah Colony.
Police said the victim was identified as 35-year-old Razia. Police said the victim’s husband slaughtered her with a sharp edge knife and fled. Her body was taken to JPMC for autopsy. Police said the motive behind the incident was land dispute. Police were in search of the culprit.
Meanwhile, three robbers were killed and their three companions managed to escape during an alleged encounter with the police in North Karachi area on Saturday. The encounter took place in Sector 3, North Karachi.
According to police officials, a group of six armed culprits barged into a house with an intention to rob and held the family members hostage at gunpoint. Police rushed to the site after one of the family member informed the police helpline15.
After seeing the police, the robbers resorted to indiscriminate firing at the police. Police retaliated and as result three robbers were killed and three of their companions managed to escape under the cover of firing.
The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medicolegal formalities and later moved to Edhi morgue, Sohrab Goth. Police said one robber was identified as 26-year-old Mairaj Khan according to the CNIC found from his possession, however, their two companions have yet to be identified. Police also claimed recovery of the looted valuables and three pistols from their possession.
Meanwhile, around 30 suspects were detained during targeted raids conducted by Rangers in various areas of the metropolis, including Ancholi Society, Lasi Goth, Micasa apartment in Old Sabzi Mandi area, Pakhtunabad, Lasbella Chowrangi, Garden and Gulbahar localities.
Sources in Rangers said that political workers were also among the detainees who were believed to be involved in target killings in Karachi. It further added that a prayer leader of Noor Masjid, Taj Hanfi was also among the detainees. He was taken into custody from Ranchore Lane over his suspected links to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Separately, two more suspected members of the banned outfit were apprehended during a raid conducted in Gulshan-e-Zia area of Orangi Town.
According to sources in Ranges, the suspects were involved in target killings, however, they were shifted to undisclosed location for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Karachi police claimed to have apprehended 180 criminals, including 24 absconders, 13 under arms ordinance, and 65 under narcotics ordinance, 14 robbers and one murderer. It also claimed to have recovered 29 illegal weapons and narcotics from their possession during 112 separate raids and actions in the metropolis.