Officers from the Karachi police opened fire on a car near Cantt Station early Friday morning, leaving one man dead and another injured.
All three policemen in the mobile have been arrested. South SSP Sheeraz Nazeer said they were all from the Gizri police station.
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Nabil Hoodbhoy. His friend, the man who was injured in the attack, has been identified as Raza Imam.
Imam has given the police his statement, in which he said they got in their car near Khadda Market. The police followed us but we didn’t realise they were even behind us, he said. When they stopped the car near the Cantt Station, the policemen opened fire, he added. Imam also told the police that he and Hoodbhoy were in the import and export business.
The policemen are currently in custody. They have been identified as Sub-Inspector Ghaffar, Head Constable Aftab and Police Constable Mohammad Ali Shah. The 9mm pistol used to fire at the car has been seized.
A case has been lodged against the three policemen at the Artillery Maidan police station on behalf of Imam.
The case was lodged under sections 302 (murder), 324 (attempted murder), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of Rs) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 (punishment for acts of terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The anti-terrorism clause was added after objections by the victim’s lawyer.