KARACHI - A police commando among three were killed and five others wounded in an unabated Lyari gang war here on Monday.

The rival gangs of Lyari, headed by Uzair Jan Baloch and Baba Ladla were collided.

Gangsters of both the gangs started intense firing and hurled hand grenade in each other areas which injured five people. Police said policeman Abdul Hamid was posted in Special Police Service at IG office and two others were abducted by the gangsters. Their bodies were later thrown in the area. Police said policeman Hamid was going home in Lyari when gangster abducted him and later shot him publically in Kalakot area of Lyari.  Rest of the victims were also killed after abduction and tortured but both the victims have yet to be identified and their bodies were shifted to morgue after autopsy.  Moreover, three people including a worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement were killed in separate incidents of violence on Monday night. A worker of MQM, Raees Alam was shot dead in Qasba Colony, Orangi Town. Police officials said two armed riders were behind the incident. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medicolegal formalities.   Meanwhile, Sher Bahadur, 60, and his son Riaz, 35, were killed inside their home at Old Muzaffarabad Colony. Their bodies were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for postmortem. Police officials said Bahadur’s elder son namely Haji M killed his father and younger brother over family dispute. He managed to escape from the scene.

TTP MILITANT ENCOUNTERED

A militant of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was killed during an encounter with the Rangers in Orangi Town locality, while police claimed to have apprehended 60 suspects in separate raids on Monday. According to Ranger’s spokesperson, rangers conducted a raid on a militant hideout located in Orangi Town area within the premises of Mominabad Police station. He said that as the rangers reached the spot militants resorted to gunfire. As the rangers responded a militant sustained a bullet injury and died on the spot while another managed to escape. A ranger was wounded as well during the exchange of fire.

The spokesperson said that the deceased militant was involved in various cases of targeted killing. Weapons were recovered their possession.  On the other side, Police claimed to have arrested around 60 suspects during 82 raids in various parts of the city. Police spokesman said that the arrested were taken under the suspicion of act of terrorism, targeted killing, illegal weapon act, narcotics acts and several others. The spokesman also claimed to have recovered hand grenades, weapons and narcotics from their possession.

Mirpurkhas sheltering criminals

Afaq Ahmed add from Mirpurkhas: Mirpurkhas city has become a safe haven for hardened criminals as hundreds of criminals and narcotic peddlers had taken shelter here with connivance of various police officials, The Nation has learned.

According to reliable sources hardened criminals belonging to Lyari gang war and upper Sindh had migrated to Mirpurkhas. Most of them had purchased houses in different localities of the city including Lalchandabad Baloch Para, Valkart area, Mir Allah Bachayo Colony, Pak Colony, Mehmoodabad and other areas.

Sources added that they were involved in criminal activities in the city as well as in neighboring districts. Sources added that they were not known in their localities and remained indoors mostly. It may be recalled that 4 hardened criminals Shafique Ilyas Narejo alias Choto Narejo , Wahab Narejo, Qurban Narejo and Jan Muhammad had been killed in an encounter with police here in which 5 police officials were martyred including two SHOs while 8 police constables had sustained serious bullet injuries.

Above four hardened criminals were residing at a house in Ali Talpur town in the limit of Mehmoodabad police station that was purchased by them few years back. Lyari gang war criminals have also been committing dacoities, robberies and street crimes openly in the city without any fear.

BODIES HANDED OVER: the bodies of four hardened dacoits Shafique Ilyas Narejo alias Choto Narejo, Wahab Narejo, Qurban Narejo and Jan Muhammad who had been killed in encounter with police a day back was handed over to their relatives after legal formalities.

On Sunday noon, Khateja Narejo, close relative of the deceased dacoits from district Khairpur received the dead bodies of the above dacoits from the civil hospital officials. However, no case was lodged with Mehmoodabad police station till filing of the news.