Case lodged against misuse of official colour of police vehicle

KARACHI: Two different cases on Tuesday registered in connection with firing on a fake mobile van of police, in which three persons were killed previous night in the city.

The van which was fraudulently painted as a police van in fact belong to the city wardens of the KMC.

On case was filed by the victim’s brother while another was lodged against city warden’s motor transport officer for illegally painting their van as a police mobile vehicle.

According to sources, three people including a minor girl were killed in a firing incident in Nagan Chowrangi of the metropolis on Monday night.

One case has been registered on the behalf of deceased’s brother at Shahrah-e-Noorjehan Police Station, while another case registered by government officials against the MDO.

Moreover, as per police sources, Mohammad Ateeq reportedly a personal assistant to a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Nasreen Jalil, his eight-year-old daughter, Tashiba and a city warden, Abid, were travelling in the van that looked like a police mobile van when two armed men riding motorcycles fired gunshots at them. They were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.

Ateeq and Abid had suffered multiple bullet wounds to their upper torso. The eight-year-old girl had sustained a single bullet wound to the head. Both Ateeq and Abid were residents of Sector No 5E, North Karachi.

The sources said that police were looking for spent bullet shells at the crime scene and also checking if there were any CCTV cameras installed nearby so that the footage of the attack could be acquired.

SSP Central Muqadas Haider said police initially became suspicious as there were police lights and police monogram on the van but it did not have a registration number plate of police.