SHC seeks authorities’ comments on plea seeking knife attacks investigation by Rangers, FIA

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SHC seeks authorities’ comments on plea seeking knife attacks investigation by Rangers, FIA

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday sought comments from Rangers director general, provincial police chief, home secretary and others on a petition seeking investigation of mysterious knife attacks to be carried out by Rangers and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) instead of ‘ incompetent police’.

The petition was filed by Justice Helpline, a non-governmental organization, submitting that as many as 15 women were attacked with a sharp edge weapon in Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Jamal, Dalmia, Nipa Chowrangi and other adjacent areas. The women were feared due to these stabbing incidents but the police and other concerned department have miserably failed to nab the attacker.

Atam Parkash and Advocate Nadeem Shaikh maintained in the petition that the investigative authorities remained baffled about the identity and motive of the attacker. Some officials have contended the suspect was mentally disturbed whereas some believe that he was part of an organized group,” they said.

They submitted that these horrify incidents have struck fear in the hearts of the general public but till now the police and other law enforcement agencies don’t have any concrete lead about the suspect. “The incompetency of the authorities reflects from the fact that the Sindh government has announced prize money for a person who provides the law enforcement agencies any information with regards to the identity of the attacker,” said petitioner.

Citing ministry of interior, DG Rangers, IG Police, Additional IG Karachi, FIA, National Counter Terrorism Authority, home secretary and commissioner Karachi as the respondents, the NGO requested the court to withdraw the investigation of the cases from police. The court was further requested to task Rangers, FIA and NACTA to nab the mysterious attacker and bring him under the law.

While issuing notices to above mentioned respondents, the court sought their respective replies by the next hearing.

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