Police detains senior officer for ‘involvement’ in killing of civilian

Security personnel stand outside a closed mosque in Karachi.  - AFP/File
Security personnel stand outside a closed mosque in Karachi. – AFP/File
  • According to preliminary investigation, the police opened fire on Hashim Magasi.
  • Magsy died on the spot, while his friend was injured.
  • 3 policemen are absconding after being suspected of involvement in the murder.

A senior police officer was detained in Manghopir area of ​​Karachi after he was suspected of involvement in the murder of a man who had returned from Dubai, while three policemen are still on the run. news informed of.

Qamar, district superintendent of police and district central in-charge of the Anti Vehicle Lifting Cell (AVLC), has been arrested as the prime suspect in the murder of Hashim Magasi, a newly married man who had recently returned to the port city after living there. Abroad for 16 years.

Meanwhile, ASI Mukhtiar Pathan and two other policemen are yet to be arrested.

As per preliminary investigation, a police team led by DSP Qamar opened fire on Magasi and his friend for not stopping their motorcycle at an unauthorized picket in Manghopir when they were returning home after visiting a temple.

Magasi, 30, was killed in the shootout, while his friend Shahzad was injured.

Meanwhile, ASI Pathan is also alleged to be the prime suspect and has been on the run since the incident along with two other policemen. The weapons used in the murder, including a machine gun, have been seized and a police mobile has been seized.

The tragic incident took place on July 12, when a team of Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell of District Central allegedly shot dead the youth.

Manghopir police said that Sikander’s son Magasi was married a year ago. He told that Hashim and his friend were returning home on a motorcycle after visiting a shrine when they were signaled to stop at a checkpoint.

However, when they did not stop, the AVLC team opened fire on them. Police said the AVLC team had staged the sit-in without informing them or their superiors, denying their involvement in the incident.

On the other hand, the police registered a case on the complaint of Sikandar, the brother of the deceased, who registered the incident in an FIR and demanded action against the policemen.

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