HYDERABAD: Police on Wednesday registered a First Info Report (FIR) in reference to a militant assault claimed by the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and concentrating on Eidul Azha prayers in Shikarpur on Monday.
Three policemen have been injured as police foiled two suicide assault makes an attempt throughout Eid prayers in Shikarpur’s Khanpur tehsil.
The FIR was lodged towards six suspects beneath sections one hundred twenty-B (punishment of legal conspiracy), 324, 353 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), sections three and four of the Explosive Substance Act and 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act on the grievance of Syed Mohammad Shah Kazmi, a member of the Shuhada Committee.
The committee is a district degree discussion board of the Shia group that was shaped within the wake of final yr’s suicide bombing in a Shikarpur imambargah that killed sixty one individuals.
The complainant stated he has nominated six individuals within the FIR in mild of the preliminary assertion given by an arrested accused.
“We don’t belief the police, that’s why we have now come ahead to lodge the FIR ourselves,” Kazmi informed Daybreak.
Khanpur police confirmed that 4 males nominated within the FIR embrace Abdul Rehman (lifeless), Usman (arrested) and Umer and Hafeez (their handlers) who had fled away. Two accused stay unidentified.
SSP Shikarpur Umer Tufail stated that since members of the Shia group have been volunteering to register the FIR “we didn’t increase any objection and the FIR has been accordingly registered”.
Police have rounded up shut to 2 dozen suspects within the Khanpur space of Shikarpur district after the incident.
A teenaged would-be suicide bomber — who was later recognized as Abdul Rehman — was killed and his confederate Usman was arrested whereas three policemen acquired accidents.
Abdul Rehman and Usman have been noticed outdoors an imambargah appearing suspiciously. When a policeman approached them with some questions, they did not reply.
Usman, who was sporting a suicide jacket, was then caught by individuals and handed over to police whereas Abdul Rehman fled and reached a spot near an Eidul Azha congregation.
As police tried to get close to him, he detonated a hand grenade which he was carrying, leading to accidents to 3 policemen. Nevertheless, one other policeman opened fired on him, killing him on the spot. The three injured policemen have been shifted to a Karachi hospital via helicopter beneath IGP Sindh’s orders.
Preliminary investigation by police exhibits that Abdul Rehman and Usman had travelled to Shikarpur on a motorcycle after travelling for 3 hours.
“This exhibits that that they had stayed someplace in one other district like Jacobabad or Jaffarabad in Balochistan,” a police supply stated.
Usman, who’s in custody of police, is a resident of Swat’s Kabal tehsil. He’s a scholar of a spiritual seminary in Karachi. It’s learnt that Usman is being handed over to Sindh police’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) for questioning.
IGP Sindh A.D. Khawaja confirmed speaking to Daybreak over the phone that the case of Tuesday’s incident was being transferred to CTD Karachi together with the arrested suspects for investigation.
Shikarpur police have transferred SHO Bahar Deen Keerio following the assault after complaints of Shuhada Committee leaders.
Kazmi of the Shuhda Committee remarked that SHO Keerio was incompetent.
“We [the Shia community] are dealing with a unique state of affairs and a standard sort of policing won’t assist us and that is what we try to inform everybody,” he stated.
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