A city court has sent six personnel of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) in judicial custody after police completed their physical remand for interrogation over the alleged smuggling of 76 kilogrammes of charas in a police van.
The South judicial magistrate remanded CIA personnel Muhammad Yaqub, Ejaz Ali, Ghulam Abbas, Rahib Hussain, Abdul Hameed and Ahmed Nawaz to jail, seeking a progress report from the investigation officer on July 31.
According to the investigation officer, the suspects were arrested in a van, which carried 76 kilogrammes 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 initiation of legal proceedings.
The FIR read that six people, two in plainclothes sitting on the front seats and four in the trunk, were travelling in the said police mobile and on stopping they identified themselves as personnel of the CIA in Jamshoro.
It added that during the search, the law enforcement agency found charas in the vehicle and upon that the suspects were told that they were sent by their officer, inspector Nisar Bhatti, to deliver the drug to a person in Shirin Jinnah Colony.
Following the recovery, the suspects were booked under sections 6 (prohibition of possession of narcotic drugs, etc.) and 9-C (punishment for contravention of the sections 6, 7 and 8) of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act.
Man shot dead
A man was shot dead in Surjani Town while seven others were wounded in separate incidents of firing on Thursday. According to the Surjani Town police, 41-year-old Nadeem, son of Botan Shah, was killed. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. SHO Asadun Nabi said the man was standing outside his grocery store when two armed men on a motorcycle came and opened fire on him and sped away.
Neighbouring shopkeepers told the police that Nadeem was also a property dealer, and a clash between the deceased and some unknown person took place a few days ago at the victim’s shop over a plot dispute. The police said they had obtained the CCTV footage of the incident and an investigation was underway.
Separately, 35-year-old Furqan Maqsood was wounded in Korangi. The injured was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medical treatment. The family of the injured told the Awami Colony police that a stray bullet hit and injured him.
In the Docks police remits, a man, Waris, 32, was wounded in a firing incident over unknown reasons. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi (CHK) for medical treatment.
In another incident, 55-year-old Ameer Hassan, son of Samad Khan, was wounded in Qayyumabad. The Defence police said the incident took place when the man offered resistance during a mugging bid.
Moreover, 22-year-old Asif Waled was injured after a stray bullet hit and injured him in Baloch Para within the jurisdiction of the Jamshed Quarters police station. The injured was transported to the CHK.
In another incident of mugging, Waqar, 28, son of Abdus Sattar was injured on Abul Hassan Isphani Road. He was taken to the JPMC for medical treatment. Meanwhile, 25-year-old Zeeshan Ramzan was wounded in a firing incident over unknown reasons in Malir’s Al-Falah. He was taken to the JPMC for medical treatment.
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