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Six cops caught smuggling charas to stay in police custody for two days

July 20, 2021

A city court on Monday remanded six personnel of the Crime Investigation Agency in police custody for allegedly smuggling 76 kilograms of charas in a police van. The judicial magistrate of District South placed CIA personnel Muhammad Yaqub, Ejaz Ali, Ghulam Abbas, Rahib Hussain, Abdul Hameed and Ahmed Nawaz in physical remand for two days.

According to the investigation officer, the suspects were arrested riding in a van which was carrying 76 kilograms of charas concealed in 64 packets. He added that the drug was supposed to be delivered to a dealer. The Rangers had reportedly arrested the suspects in Clifton on a tip-off on Sunday and then handed them over to the Boat Basin police for further legal proceedings.

The FIR reads that the six people, two in plainclothes sitting on the front seats and four in the trunk, were travelling by the police mobile, and on being stopped they identified themselves as CIA personnel from Jamshoro.

During a search, the law enforcement agency found charas in the vehicle. At this, the suspects said that they were sent by their officer, Inspector Nisar Bhatti, to deliver the drug to a person in Shirin Jinnah Colony.

After the discovery of the narcotic, the cops were booked under sections 6 (prohibition of possession of narcotic drugs etc.) and 9-C (punishment for contravention of section 6, 7 and 8) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act. The IO said four official submachine guns were also seized from the suspects. He pleaded with the court to grant him custody of the suspects for two weeks to complete the investigation.

He said that the suspects' custody was required to complete interrogation and arrest their accomplices. The court however allowed the police a couple of days and sought a progress report on the next hearing.

Four injured by security guard

A security guard of a private company shot and injured four people in the Gulberg area on Monday, police said. Responding to reports about the shooting, police and rescuers reached the crime scene in Block 12 and transported the casualties to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment.

The injured persons were identified as Sheheryar, 28, Nafees, 32, Abdur Raheem, 25, and Haseeb Shahzad, 30. Sheheyar’s brother, Sheraz, claimed that a clash erupted with a neighbour, Ahsan, over getting out of a car. He said Ahsan initially tortured two people and later a security guard opened fire, injuring four people. Police have arrested the guard.