Arrests of innocent people in targeted operations slated

May 3, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Pasban Karachi chapter here on Friday staged a big protest demo in front of Karachi Press Club KPC) against the arrest of innocent people in targeted operations of rangers at Suhrab Goth.

Addressing the demo, Pasban Pakistan general secretary Usman Moazim said it is a good omen that law enforcing agencies have initiated operations against criminals, extortionists and mafias. However, he regretted that in these raids innocent people are also being whisked away and kept at undisclosed locations without completing legal formalities. He said this is a blatant violation of laws and constitution.

He said the law enforcing agencies during a raid at AlAsif Square on May 2 at 4:00am arrested local trader and resident of AlAsif Square Nazik Meer and Qari Habibullah. He said they were law abiding citizens and also active in raising voice against criminals and mafia men. He said earlier on April 05 another innocent citizen Saeedal son of Abdul Momin was arrested and despite passing of 28 days his whereabouts are not known. His family members are not sure whether he is dead or alive.

He said it is important to note that Saeedal is the complainant in FIR 508/12 against land mafia and drugs and arms peddling don Haji Jannat Gul and his gang. He said Jannat Gul is notorious land grabber and has established Jannat Gul Town on illegally occupied lands. He reminded that in this operation criminals opening firing on police injuring SHO Sultan Masood and police post incharge. They also torched a police mobile, forcing police force to flee. FIR 920/12 of this crime has been registered against these criminals and they are still absconding from law.

He said the police lodged a fake FIR 920/12 against the citizens of area who had raised voice against the land, drugs and arms mafia and in this planted FIR the complainants of FIR508/12 were nominated.

Usman Moazim demanded from the director general rangers and other higher authorities to release the missing person Saeedal and also Nazik Meer and Qari Habib arrested in the targeted operation of May 02. He demanded of the police to take solid action against criminals, land grabbers, gangsters and dealers of arms and narcotic instead providing them hidden cover and protection.