Rangers kill PPP leader’s brother, a ‘gang-war suspect’

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KARACHI: Rangers killed gang-war suspect Suhail Dada in an encounter early on Thursday who turned out to be Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Irfan Durrani’s brother.Durrani said his brother’s name was Salman Durrani, alleging that law enforcement carried out extrajudicial execution. According to sources, Suhail Dada, a gang-war suspect was killed in an encounter with Rangers near City Station. Rangers also recovered weapons from his possession.Dada’s brother Irfan Durrani who is the president of PPP Youth Wing South lashed out at law enforcement claiming that the slain individual was his brother Salman Durrani who was mistaken as Suhail Dada. He alleged that Rangers kidnapped his brother from home last night and handed over the body early morning. Durrani alleged that law enforcement carried out extrajudicial execution of his brother. Methadar Police insist that the slain individual was a terrorist identified as Suhail Dada, adding that Dada was wanted by police in over 40 cases. Police who earlier identified the gang-war suspect as Suhail Dada changed the statement saying the suspect’s name was Salman Dada after Irfan Durrani identified the body as his slain brother.It is pertinent to mention here that CID police had claimed to kill Suhail Dada in a raid at Napier area on June 18. Police had said that suspect was wanted in over a hundred cases including murder, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. The suspect also had a bounty of Rs 0.5 million over his head. Meanwhile, several suspected persons were arrested during door-to-door search and shifted to undisclosed locations. Weapons of different types were also recovered from the possession of the accused.PPP leader Irfan Durrani is not the only one to have slammed the targeted operation. Other parties including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have also complained in the past about irregularities in the powers enjoyed by the law enforcement conducting Karachi operation.

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