Suspect who shot dead the police in Karachi’s defense flees to Sweden
- Suspect arrived in Karachi from Sweden on November 5.
- The policeman’s colleague shares Nisar forced the woman to sit in the car.
- The police have previously seized the suspect’s documents and sought to arrest him.
KARACHI: The suspect Khurram Nisar, who shot dead constable Abdul Rehman in the Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Phase V area late on Monday night, has fled to Sweden.
According to police sources, Khurram took an international airline flight via Istanbul that will land in Sweden.
The suspect used his Swedish passport to flee Pakistan, police sources shared.
Khurram, son of a former deputy commissioner, shot dead a policeman after an altercation DHA) Phase V.
Martyred police officer Abdul Rehman and his colleague chased down the suspected shooter, identified as Khurram Nisar, and spoke to him after they allegedly noticed suspicious activity, according to Geo News.
A couple of video footages showed an argument between Rehman and Nisar.
Footage of the shooting was recorded via CCTV camera where Rehman and Nisar step out from the passenger seat and the driver seat respectively of a black vehicle with tinted windows.
In the same video, the cop can be seen holding a gun and gesturing Nisar to get in the car and go to the police station.
According to the police, Nisar came to Karachi from Sweden on November 5. He lives there with his wife and two children.
DIG South Irfan Baloch narrated Geo News that the police accompanying Rehman recorded his statement, according to which they saw Nisar forcing a woman to sit in the car near the Boat Basin.
Baloch said that when the police approached Nisar, the woman fled, while they tried to control him, but could not get hold of his gun as he resisted.
That’s when Rehman was sitting in the car with Nisar, while the other policeman was chasing it.
DIG said police tried to take Nisar to Darakhshan police station, but he increased the speed of his car. At this Rehman tried to stop Nisar and both got out of the car. The two started an argument and drew their weapons on each other, he added.
According to Baloch, Nisar’s home in Karachi is near the crime scene in DHA Phase 5, where he left the car used in the incident at home and fled in another car.
Police raided Nisar’s house and seized weapons, documents and the vehicle used in the shooting. The housekeeper was also arrested.
Police say a copy of Nisar’s passport has also been seized and a search is underway to find the vehicle he fled in. His friends’ houses are also being searched, while pictures of Nisar and details of his travel documents have been left across the country. airports. At the same time, the statement from the police accompanying Rehman is also being investigated.
The case of the policeman’s murder was registered on a complaint by a sub-inspector at the Darakhshan police station.
The suspected shooter faces charges of terrorism, murder and shooting with police, officials said.
Rahman, the martyred police officer, was shot in the right temple. The initial medical examination revealed that the slug of the bullet lodged in the head, according to the First Information Report (FIR).
The FIR also contains a detailed statement of the deceased policeman’s partner, a constable, who was at the scene.
According to police, both the officers, members of the elite Shaheen Force, were on a motorcycle patrolling routine, when they heard the screams of a woman coming from a sedan near a traffic light in Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Phase V.
“The martyred police officer, on duty, rushed after the black car and intercepted it near Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s mausoleum as soon as the driver stopped. He then opened the passenger side front door and got into the car. But as soon as he got into the car, a girl bolted who sat in the back seat out of the vehicle, says the police FIR.
Later, according to the FIR, the car drove forward and stopped after covering some distance.
“During the drive, the officer and the shooter had a heated argument. They stopped and both the officer and the driver got out of the car with a gun each. At that point, the driver took aim and shot the officer. The bullet hit him in the side of the head, killing him instantly,” police said.
The FIR also said the police fired at the shooter, but missed.
Earlier speaking to reporters, SSP South Asad Raza shared the identity of the accused. He had said that his accomplice was arrested, while the weapon and the car used in the incident had been recovered.
SSP Raza said the suspect opened fire on the police and fatally injured him when the officers tried to take the former to the police station.
He said the suspect was trying to stop a car and he was aiming to kidnap a woman. According to the police’s first statement, a woman was in the suspect’s car. But the woman who was reportedly in the suspect’s car has not yet been traced.
The SSP said the suspect fired two to three shots from inside his car and drove away.
He further said that Nisar traveled to Karachi from Sweden on November 5. The airport and highway authorities have been informed about the matter to prevent any attempt by the suspect to escape, he added.
The SSP asked the people to inform the police if they have any information about the suspect.
Additionally, he said Rehman also opened fire on the suspect in retaliation.
The post-mortem report revealed that Rehman received a single shot to the head which caused his death. According to the police, the bullet was fired at close range with a 9 mm pistol.
Video of conversation between Rehman, suspect
Another video that was the first to emerge, reportedly filmed by police accompanying Rehman, showed Nisar standing outside the driver’s seat door while Rehman – who could not be seen in the video – questioned Nisar while filming the suspect with his phone.
According to the details, the police asked the suspect why he took out the weapon. At this, the suspect said that his gun was licensed and that he can point it at whoever he wants.
“You pulled out the gun, so did I,” the suspect was seen saying this to the officer sitting in his car.
The video raised questions about the role of the police as the incident was reportedly filmed by a police officer.
Parents “deny” Nisar
In their statement during the investigation, according to the police, Nisar’s parents have “denied” him and claimed that they have no idea of the suspect’s whereabouts.
“Khurram comes to Pakistan once a year. We have no idea what he does when he comes to Pakistan. We cannot take any responsibility for his actions,” the parents told investigators.