Police retract statement, says ‘killed suspect’ at Shahra-e-Faisal was not a criminal

KARACHI: In the wake of controversial killing of Naqeebullah in a ‘police encounter’, another case of such an encounter has come forward.


Hours after stating that a suspect, Maqsood, was killed by the law enforcement authorities in a shootout near Faisal Base at Shahra-e-Faisal, the police authorities have denounced their initial statement by stating that the innocent citizen was in fact killed due to the firing of the real suspect engaged in a shootout with the police.

The deceased was in a rickshaw during the shootout.

Sister of the deceased has refused to accept the claim of police officials and speaking to the media, she said:

The local police authorities claim that two suspects, Ali and Babar, were arrested while their accomplice Ibrahim managed to flee from the site. The police added that the suspects were involved in more than 10 snatching incidents in a month while donning police uniform in the areas of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Bahadurabad, Dhoraji, Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

The suspects used to target people coming from the Karachi Airport.

Police also said that cases including of robberies have been filed against the suspects. Wireless sets, SMG rifles, mobile phones, pistols and police uniforms were recovered from the suspects.


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