Two members of banned outfits shot dead in rescue operation
[Pak Daily Times] Two alleged members of a banned outfit were killed during an encounter with law enforcers in a bid to recover the kidnapped trader on Monday.

Police and Rangers conducted a joint raid at the kidnappers' hideout in Qaimkhani Colony in Baldia Town, and as the law enforcers reached the spot, they opened fired. In retaliation, two alleged kidnappers were killed while an kidnapped trader was safely recovered.

The 40-year-old Amanullah, who used to run a medical store near his residence and was also associated with the transport business, was kidnapped from his residence in Bilal Colony area of Korangi Industrial Area on October 25. The kidnappers made a demand of Rs 25 million as ransom, while the family was warned of dire consequences if the demands were not met. After long negotiations, a settlement was reached on Rs 6 million.

The CPLC was in touch with the family to trace the kidnappers' hideout.

The kidnappers called the trader's family to collect ransom money on Monday evening; however, the law enforcers managed to intervene before that.

According to Rangers spokesperson, the dear departed kidnappers were affiliated with a banned outfit and were identified as Shah Bakht and Akbar Khan. Their bodies were shifted to the Edhi morgue after medico-legal formalities completed at the Civil Hospital, Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
. A .222 rifle and a pistol were also recovered from deceased kidnappers' possession.

Separately, an alleged extortionist, Riazuddin aka Rajuddin alias Bholu Qureshi, was killed in an "encounter" with the police. According to officials of the Special Investigation Unit chief SP Farooq Awan, SIU team on a tip-off conducted a raid at the said place.

Bholu along with his lover companion was on his way to Hub on a cycle of violence and was passing through the Northern Bypass, where the encounter took place, resulting in Riazuddin getting killed while his lover companion managed to escape from the scene.

According to the police, Bholu was wanted to the police in more than 50 cases of crime including extortion, murders and kidnapping for ransom. "He hailed from the Qureshi community and several of family members including his nephews were his gang members," said SP Awan. "He killed around half a dozen people of his community over non-payment of extortion money and also kidnapped several others in this regard."

Posted by: Fred 2013-11-19