AVLC officer held in Karachi after killing of bike-rider by his team member – Pakistan


KARACHI: The deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of the Anti-Vehicles Lifting Cell (AVLC) was arrested after registration of a case towards his team on Thursday following a firing incident in which a bike rider was killed and his companion wounded at Manghopir Naka on Tuesday night time.

Hashim Sikander Magsi,30, died and his companion, Shahzad, was wounded when a member of the AVLC team, purportedly driving the DSP’s cell van, opened fireplace on the bike.

The AVLC team claimed that its riders ignored their sign to cease upon which a member of the team opened fireplace. It was, nevertheless, guessed that the bike-riders couldn’t see the cell van and the personnel as a consequence of darkness.

The Manghopir police had initially registered a homicide case towards some unknown policemen however later discovered that the AVLC team was concerned in the incident. West-SSP Faisal Bashir Memon informed the media that accordingly AVLC DSP Qamar was booked and arrested.

He mentioned the DSP’s cell van was used in the episode. The official SMG rifle with which the pictures have been fired was seized for investigation.

SSP Memon mentioned that ASI Mukhtiar Pathan, who had fired the pictures, and two/three of his colleagues accompanying him had gone underground to flee arrest. Raids have been being performed to apprehend them, he added.

Sources in police mentioned that the checking on the street was being performed by the AVLC police team led by DSP Qamar, who was posted in district Central however he was holding the cost of district West as properly.

Besides initiating felony proceedings, departmental proceedings would even be initiated towards the AVLC team, they mentioned.

Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon has arrange a committee led by CIA DIG Sharjil Kharal to determine info resulting in the incident.

According to DIG Kharal, the primary suspect, ASI Mukhtiar Pathan, was nonetheless at giant. He clarified that DSP Qamar was detained as a result of his team was concerned in the firing however he was indirectly concerned in it as he had a supervisory position solely.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2023

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