KARACHI: Six personnel of the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) were arrested over charges of shooting a youth identified as 19-year-old Intizar Ahmed in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Saturday night, police said.
SSP ACLC Muqaddas Haider said ACLC officials had asked the youth stop his car. According to him, when he didn't stop the car, the officials opened fire on the vehicle and the young man died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Earlier, officials had claimed that armed assailants on a motorcycle had attacked Intizar's car in the Khayaban-i-Ittehad area of Defence Housing Authority. As a result, six ACLC officials were taken into custody.
The victim's family held a press conference, with his parents begging for justice for their only son. Intizar, who had been studying in Malaysia, returned to Karachi in November. He had no political ties, said the family and their counsel. According to them, he had visited his friends prior to the accident.
The victim's father, Ishtiaq, said the car was registered in his son's name. An FIR has been registered against unidentified individuals.
Chief Minister Murad Shah took notice of the press conference and summoned the additional inspector general, deputy inspector general South and others to CM House, said a statement issued by CM House.
He directed police officials to discuss the evidence recovered with the family of the deceased and to conduct the investigation in a professional manner. He asked the senior officials to arrest any police officers involved in the incident and asked for daily reports of progress into the matter.
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Story first published: 14th January 2018