KARACHI - Bodies of five men were recovered from different areas of the city on Thursday.

On getting information, police rushed recovered four bodies near PIB Colony and Lyari Expressway.

PIB Colony DSP Nasir Lodhi said the ages of four men were between 24 and 32 and the bodies carried the marks of torture. He said unidentified men kidnapped all the four men from different localities and shot them after torture.

He said the hands of all the four victims were tied with robe. Two bodies were found near Lyari Expressway while the other two were recovered from Lyari riverbed. Police shifted all the bodies to morgue for identification after autopsy.

Similarly, another torture-marked body was found from Korangi K area. Police said the body was found from a private route bus. It was taken to the hospital where the victim was identified as Shoaib Shafiq, 18, resident of Korangi. Police have yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder. It said the victim went missing since last Sunday.

ATC hands over 5 MQM

workers to Rangers

Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) handed over 5 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers to Rangers for 90 days custody while the arrested Amir alias Sar Phata has been handed to police for 14 days remand.

Rangers brought the 5 accused persons to court under strict security measures and covered faces while they waited for the proceedings to start.

After an hour the accused persons named Ghulam Nabi alias Billa, Muhammad Riaz, Asif, Tanzil and Shahabuddin alias Malla were presented in court.

The prosecutors told the court that the accused persons belonged to MQM and were taken in custody of Mominabad police station.

They added that the accused were involved in serious crimes and should be handed over to custody of Rangers for 90 days.

Then the crime branch of police presented accused Ishtiaq who had been booked in a murder case. The accused was handcuffed and his feet were chained.

The accussed was bleeding from both hands and the judge took notice of the incident, rebuking the investigative officer and directed him to tend to the accused's injuries.

ATC issues arrest warrants of two DSPs, two inspectors

Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday has issued arrest warrants of two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and two inspectors over their absence from the court.

The court has directed the Additional Inspector General of Police (IG) to present DSP Deen Muhammad, DSP Khan Tariq and Inspector Ishrat Rana before the court as they don't take the orders of the court seriously. On the other hand, court has also issued arrest warrant of Inspector Abid Insari, accused in five cases, for not attending court's hearing.

The court has also ordered the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to take the charge of the case and present the witnesses in the court.

Subsequently, the court has adjourned the hearing till April 14.