Karachi retired inspector accuses ‘police party’ of dacoity

KARACHI (HRNW) A retired inspector in Karachi Bashir Hussain has accused a police party comprising uniformed and plain-clothed officials of dacoity at his residence.

Retired inspector Bashir Hussain told the media that a police party comprising uniformed and plain-clothed officials raided his residence in Karachi’s Saeedabad area and snatched four-tola gold and Rs200,000 cash.

“Seven to eight police officials with two vans had raided my residence in the Saeedabad Sector 14-C area late Tuesday night. They also tortured my son. The cops told us that they were associated with CTD [Counter-Terrorism Department] Garden.”

Hussain said in his statement that the raiding team raised questions regarding the possession of a pistol by his son. He told them that his son was possessing a licenced pistol.

He said that the raiding team searched the entire house and took away four tolas of gold and Rs200,000 cash.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Keamari formed an inquiry committee to probe into the allegations. The Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Saeedabad will present the inquiry report to the higher authorities.

Following the inquiry, legal action will be taken against the responsible, said SSP Keamari.