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Suspect in intelligence officer’s murder case arrested

By Our Correspondent
April 10, 2024
Two police personnel stand guard. — AFP/File
Two police personnel stand guard. — AFP/File

The District Keamari police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the murder case of Major Saad Sheikh, who had been martyred over a week ago, by arresting one of the suspects in an injured condition.

SSP Captain (retd) Faizan Ali, the district’s police chief, said that one of the suspects who had martyred an officer of an intelligence agency near the Sher Shah Bridge on March 31 was arrested after a shoot-out with the police.

Two men on a motorbike had shot and robbed Major Sheikh before escaping. The victim had been hit by four bullets. He was taken to the hospital by the local police, but he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital after eight days.

A team led by Captain Ali had been formed to arrest the suspects. They worked for nine days, examined the CCTV camera footage of all the areas adjacent to the crime scene, used technical means, conducted recce and tracked down one of the suspects.

After receiving information that one of the suspects was sighted in SITE Area on Tuesday, the police reached the spot, but the suspect opened fire on them.

After a shoot-out, the suspect named Usman was arrested in an injured condition. A number of pistols and live rounds were also seized from him.

Police said that during the interrogation the suspect admitted to shooting Major Sheikh, explaining that he and his accomplice Altaf were robbing the victim when he resisted the attempt, so he shot him and fled, leaving his motorbike behind.

Police said the pistol seized from the suspect was used in the murder of Major Sheikh. They said that forensic tests are being carried out at the laboratory, while the search for the suspect’s accomplice is also under way.