HYDERABAD: Police on Wednesday registered a First Info Report (FIR) in reference to a suicide assault concentrating on Eidul Azha prayers in Shikarpur’s Khanpur tehsil on Monday.
No less than thirteen individuals, together with 5 cops, have been injured as police foiled two suicide assault makes an attempt throughout Eid prayers.
The FIR was lodged towards six suspects beneath sections one hundred twenty-B (punishment of felony 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’ve come ahead to lodge the FIR ourselves,” Kazmi advised 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. Their attainable affiliation with any outfit shouldn’t be but recognized.
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 incidents. Within the first assault, two suspects fled after throwing a grenade as policemen pursued them, injuring thirteen individuals. Within the second incident at an imambargah, one suicide bomber – who was later recognized as Abdul Rehman, a resident of Bajaur — was gunned down and one other recognized as Usman was apprehended by police.
“When a sub-inspector of police requested Abdul Rehman some questions, who was sporting an ajrak, he couldn’t reply which prompted the officer to look him,” a police officer stated.
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 remarked that SHO Keerio was incompetent.
“We [the Shia community] are dealing with a special 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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