Five more killed in city

*Three alleged criminals killed in encounter with Rangers g First phase of police training completed

KARACHI: Five people, including a doctor and a political worker, were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city on Friday.Unidentified armed men in Gulbahar shot a medical practitioner dead inside his clinic. He was identified as Dr Syed Sharafat Ali. According to sources, unidentified gunmen barged into his clinic and pumped four bullets into his body. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for a post-mortem examination.Separately, a political worker Sajid, 30, resident of Orangi Town, was shot dead by unidentified armed men near his residence. The body was shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities.Muhammad Ali, 30,was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Sachal police station in Gulistan-e-Johar. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for an autopsy.The mutilated body of Asif Faheem, 45, was found from a house near Abbasi Hotel in Federal B Area Block-5. It was shifted to ASH for a post-mortem examination.Unidentified armed men in Kharadar killed Muhammad Asif, 32; later on his body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. On the other hand, paramilitary force and Rangers claimed to have killed three criminals during two separate encounters in the city on Friday.According to Rangers spokesman, on a tip-off, Rangers personnel conducted a raid in Madina Colony of Federal B Area in New Karachi, closed its exist and entry points. He said that the alleged criminals in the area opened fire on Rangers and in retaliatory fire by Rangers; two criminals were killed while their accomplice was arrested in injured condition. The accused were involved in murder, kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes, said spokesman.Separately, a suspected criminal was killed during encounter with Rangers in Sohrab Goth. The suspect was wanted in murder, attempt to murder and other criminal cases. According to reports, five suspects of a banned outfit were also arrested from Gulshan-i-Buner in Landhi. Further investigation was under way.Meanwhile, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Iqbal Mehmood said on Friday that more than 200 master trainers and 2000 police officers of various ranks have been trained at Police Training College, Saeedabad; Shahdadpur and PTS Larkana which was indeed a great achievement. Mehmood said that the endeavours of GIZ and training wing of Sindh Police are commendable for wonderful coordination and excellent working relation. He said that the capacity development support to the Sindh Police would significantly increase the professional competence of the police on one hand, whereas on the other, it would lead, and assist the police towards much-needed specialisation in conducting meaningful investigations.Sindh IGP addressed the certificate distribution ceremony held at a local hotel on Friday to mark the completion of the first phase of training cycle jointly organised by the Sindh Police and GIZ of Germany under the Capacity Development Support to Sindh Police (CDSP) project. Sindh IGP and Acting Consul General of Germany Hans-Juergen Paschke graced the occasion and distributed certificates of attendance to the officers of Sindh police.It is pertinent to point out here that during the first phase of training cycle, the CDSP project organised workshop on the importance of forensics and crime scene investigation. As many as 650 officers of Sindh Police attended these workshops. The project also conducted the course for instructors and trainees of the police training colleges Saeedabad, Shahdadpur, Larkana and Special Branch including Course on Method of Instructions, First Responder Course, Investigation Management Course, Moharar, Durty Officer Course, Station House Officer Course and Basic Intelligence and Surveillance Course.In the first phase, over 200 instructors and 200 police officers of various units and branches of Sindh Police successfully completed the training. The second of the CDSP training cycle would be held in August to December 2014 and it was envisaged that as many as 300 police officers would undergo specialized training course during next training phase.The CDSP project has also delivered training aids, furniture and IT equipment worth Rs 15.7 million to Sindh Police. Furthermore the project has procured five state of the art latent master fingerprint systems for the Forensic Division at the cost of Rs 1.5 million and further Rs 1.7 million materials would be given to police in this year.Members of civil society and senior police officers including AIGP Special Branch Syed Zakir Hussain Shah, AIGP Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo, DIGP CID, DIGP Training, DIGP Special Branch, DIGP South, DIGP West, DIGP Crime and others attended the ceremony.

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