Shia SHO Irfan Haider murder suspect held
DIG Jawed Alam Odho said a team formed by Additional IG Karachi Shahid Hayat Khan was tipped off about the whereabouts of the person who had murdered the two police officials.
New Karachi police conducted a raid and arrested Azhar Mehmood and seized weapons.
During interrogation, Mehmood disclosed that he and his associates had murdered the two cops because four days before they had committed the crime, the SHO had refused to give permission to some of the party’s activists, including Najam, to set up a sacrificial animal market near Andaa Morr.
Najam called a meeting of party activists at a tea stall where they decided to kill the SHO. They monitored the activities of the SHO for two days and then assigned the task of killing him to a party activist, Asim.
After two days, Asim told Mehmood and his associates the SHO and three other police officers were usually present at Andaa Morr at night, and two of them leave for Isha prayers. Asim then formed a team of target killers to kill the SHO.
A day before murdering the SHO, the activists held a
meeting at a tyre shop near Andaa Morr wherein it was decided that Sheikh
Shakeel, Ghaffar and Wasiq would be available for back-up, and Shahid and Mehmood would remain present at the tea stall.
In accordance with the plan, Mehmood and Nadeem fired gunshots at the SHO, while the rest were available for back-up.
Khalid, a senior party activist, was also present at the scene of crime to monitor the proceedings.
When they attacked, the SHO’s guard, a constable, took cover behind a bus and retaliated, but Sheikh Shakeel fired gunshots at him. Mehmood also confessed to murdering advocate Zia Alam and Head Constable Asghar of the Sir Syed police station along with Shahid Qureshi. He also took away the head constable’s official weapon.
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