KARACHI: Three persons were killed and two sustained injuries in firing and other incidents in different areas of the city on Friday.
Rescue sources said that one body was found from Garden, who appeared to have been shot dead. Some unidentified persons opened fire at Yusuf Goth, Saeedabad, killing one person. Both the deceased could not be identified so far.
A body was also found at Rheri Goth, Landhi. Two persons were injured in separate firing incidents in Shah Faisal Colony and Sohrab Goth.
Meanwhile, Rangers personnel, along with their own counsel, produced a suspect, Abdul Razzaq, before an ATC-III judge amid tight security.
The paramilitary force had information about his alleged involvement in targeted killing, extortion and others offences.
They contended that suspect was required to be questioned for his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
According to Rangers, suspect was arrested during a raid in Garden. He belongs to a political party.
The recent amendments in Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 Section II EEEEE in November 2013 have authorized the paramilitary forces to detain suspects till three months for interrogations.
Moreover, Karachi police on Friday claimed to have arrested 85 suspects in 106 raids and recovered weapons from them during last 24 hours. According to a Karachi police report, a total of 85 criminals were arrested in 106 separate raids in different areas of Karachi.
The report said that one accused was detained in murder case, six in dacoities, 14 under Arms Ordinance, 20 under Narcotics Act, 32 absconders and 12 in miscellaneous crimes.
The police also recovered 28 hand guns and narcotics from their possession. Separately, Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III) on Saturday extended remand of a suspect Shahid Bikik to police custody for five days in a bomb blast case.
Police produced the accused before ATC-III Judge under tight security.
According to prosecution, Bilal Sheikh was killed while his driver and security guard were injured in a bomb blast near Guru Mandir on 10 July 2013. Bilal was a senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). He was also a security officer of former president Asif Ali Zardari.
The court extends the remand of a suspect to police custody till 18 March 2014. Accused was already in jail in a number of cases. Police arrested him from jail in the blast case on 11th February 2014.
The case (FIR 244/2013) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at Jamshed Quarter police station.
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