Published On: Mon, May 13th, 2019
Published in Category: Crime / Karachi

Number of accused in May 12 carnage arrested in last three months: Karachi Police Chief

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KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Dr Mohammad Amir Sheikh on Sunday claimed that a number of accused in the May 12 carnage have been arrested in the past three months.

According to the Karachi police chief, 65 cases of the May 12, 2007 tragedy in the metropolis were registered with a challan of 36 of these cases being submitted in court.

“We are taking advantage of a digital library and we are along taking interviews of the policemen who were on duty on the day,” Shaikh said.

He further said they are taking on-air and off-air footage from media houses for evidence.

The Karachi added they are working with a joint investigation team regarding statements of May 12.

On May 12, 2007, over 50 people were killed and over 140 injured after a major portion of Shahrah-e-Faisal turned into a battlefield as opposing political groups clashed with one another after the arrival of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to Karachi.

The former chief justice had remained confined to the lounge of the airport throughout the day and returned to Islamabad without addressing a lawyers’ convention on the premises of the Sindh High Court.