Prayer leader gunned down inside mosque
[Dawn] Three assailants rubbed out a prayer leader inside a mosque in Sector 5-C of New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Wednesday evening.
Third holy man in three days, is it?
One of the assailants who was caught by area people when trying to flee told police he worked for the Taliban and killed the Peshimam because the latter was an 'informer'.
Who better to hear about bloodthirsty and nefarious schemes than a holy man?
According to police, three suspects who arrived on a cycle of violence walked into Jamia Masjid Islamia Ahl-e-Hadith within the remit of the Bilal Colony cop shoppe and killed Peshimam Ahsanullah, 38.
"Michael Corleone sez hello, Mr. Peshimam!"
The victim was shot with a single bullet to the head causing his instant death, said police.
The assailants were trying to escape but their cycle of violence failed to kick-start. The area people who had gathered outside after hearing the gunshot managed to overpower one of them. The other two managed to flee, said police.
"Youse there! Halt!"
"Mahmoud! Get on the [GRAB!] cycle of violence!"
People handed over the suspect to police. The suspect who gave his name as Kashif was first taken to the Bilal Colony cop shoppe but was immediately shifted to another location fearing his presence might cause trouble, said New Bloody Karachi SP Syed Salman Hussain. A little later, the fears were proved right as a large number of people laid a virtual siege to the cop shoppe, demanding the suspect be brought before them, said the SP.
"We wants the guy what gunned down the holy man, sharif!"
"He ain't here! Now, yew boyz jes' go back home and settle down!"
"But what'll we do with this rope?"
Because of the sensitivity of the situation, DIG-West Javed Odho held a presser on Wednesday night and made public the information obtained from the suspect. He said the suspect had confessed to killing the Peshimam who he said was an 'informer'. He told police that he had undergone 21-day jihad boy training at a camp in Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
and was getting Rs15,000 a month.
"Tut tut! An obvious falsehood! There's no training camp in Manshera!... No-o-o-o-o training camp in Manshera... You are getting sleepy... You are getting very sleepy..."
The suspect said he was working for Taliban and was in touch with them in Wazoo. Initially, he gave different names but was finally identified as Mohammad Kashif alias Bilal, said the DIG.
"Sergeant Abdurrehman, take his finger prints!"
"Which finger should I start with, chief?"
"Awright! Make him put that thing away! My name's Moe Kashif!"
"I thought ya said yer name was Bilal?"
"That's my alias."
Police shifted the Peshimam's body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
"Doctor Quincy! To the white courtesy phone!"
Man killed by robbers
A man was bumped off by assailants in Khudadad Colony on the Shahrah-e-Qaideen on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said that Tanveer Bangash, 24, was standing outside a car showroom when the assailants riding a cycle of violence targeted him. They managed to escape after the shooting, police said.
The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival. He had suffered two gunshot wounds in the head and neck, police said.
"The victim was killed while resisting a snatching bid. The suspects took away his pistol, cellphone and other valuable belongings," said Jamshed Town SP Asad Raza.
The dear departed who worked as a cash delivery man for an auto showroom had a criminal record, said the SP.
In 2005 and 2007, he had killed two men within the jurisdiction of the Soldier Bazaar and Ferozeabad cop shoppes, respectively, he added.
The victim was resident of Balti Mohallah Lines Area, police said.
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
a handout issued by the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Moslemeen stated that Bangash was an active member of Anjuman Sadeqan Bangash Bloody Karachi and also a security coordinator of mosques and Imambargahs in Lines Area and Abyssinia Lines.
Bangash had survived a similar attack about three months ago, said the statement quoting his brother.
The dear departed has left one-year-old baby and a widow. His funeral prayer was offered at the Numaish intersection and later he was buried in the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard.
Security guard bumped off
A private security guard was bumped off when he was performing duty outside a private bank within the remit of the Boat Basin cop shoppe on Wednesday.
Police said the guard identified as Feroz Khan, 55, was killed by gunnies who managed to escape after the shooting and suspected the killing was the result of a personal enmity.
The victim belonged to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province. His body was shifted to the JPMC for a post-mortem examination.
Posted by: Fred