Times reports that an encounter between Police and
gangsters left 10 more persons dead,
including a Station House Officer
(SHO) and a constable, in Lyari in
Karachi city on April 28, as gangsters
used rockets and hand grenades against
Police and the public. Civil Lines
SHO, Fawad Khan and Constable, Malik
Tassawur was among those who fell
victim to the violence on the second
consecutive day of an operation against
gangsters in Lyari. The injured Policemen
were identified as ASI Iftikhar Ahmed,
Head Constable Intazar Ali Shah and
Muhammad Aslam were injured in the
attack. Following the attack, Police
and the Frontier Constabulary (FCB)
intensified their operation in the
area and killed Mullah Sohail Baloch,
the brother of notorious gangster
Mullah Nisar, in Nawa Lane, Kalakot.
Following the attack, SFs intensified
their operation in the area and killed
Mullah Sohail Baloch, the brother
of notorious gangster Mullah Nisar
in Nawa Lane area of Kalakot.
a Police personal was killed and three
others, including SHO Malir City,
were injured in an encounter in Salar
Goth near Akbar Hotel within the confines
of Malir City Police Station The injured
Police personal was identified as,
SHO Malir City Ishaq Lashari, Constable
Pervez Iqbal, Khan Mohammad and armored
personnel carrier (APC) driver Sabir.
the encounter, Police succeeded in
arresting two gangsters, Mohsin Baloch
and Abid Ali alias Kalu. Police recovered
a Kalashnikov rifle from their possessions,
however, their six accomplices managed
addition, ongoing violence claimed
life of three persons identified as,
Luqman Hameed, Shakeel, Akhtar Baloch
and Wahid Baloch, in different areas
of Kalakot and Chakiwara.
a man identified as, Akhtar (26),
was also killed during the violence
near Lyari General Hospital in the
limits of Chakiwara Police Station.
one Muhammad Azam (25) was killed
near Cheel Chowk in the limits of
Kalakot Police Station.
Yasin, a vendor, was shot dead in
Nayabad in the confines of Kalri Police
sources said that at least a dozen
rockets were fired in different areas
of Lyari on Saturday, adding that
gangsters were also targeting noncombatants
in the surrounding areas to divert
the attention of law enforcers.
Chronicle reports that a three-member Communist Party
of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
group led by CPI (Maoist) ‘South Bastar
Regional Committee secretary’ Ramana,
alias Ravulu Srinivas, reportedly
held talks with their two interlocutors
in Tadmetla forest, in Chhattisgarh’s
Dantewada District, on April 28 night
to decide the fate of Sukma District
collector Alex Paul Menon, in Naxal
captivity. Alex Paul Menon is in CPI-Maoist
custody since April 21.
Telegraph reports that Garo National Liberation Army
on April 28 announced a series of
bandhs in the Garo hills to protest
against deployment of Security Forces
(SFs) for counter insurgency operations.
GNLA has announced a 144-hour bandh
(General Strike) from 6am of Monday
(April 30) to 6am of May 5 in the
three Garo hills Districts.
GNLA also announced another 300-hour
bandh from May 7 if the Government
still did not respond to its demand.
GNLA ‘political secretary’ Bikdot
Nikjang Marak said the fresh announcement
of the 300-hour bandh in Garo hills
was because of the adamant stand of
the State Government.
several church bodies in the Garo
hills region have expressed concern
over the string of bandhs called by
the GNLA and asked the outfit to desist
from this form of agitation. They
also urged the Government to call
the GNLA for talks.
State Police announced a cash reward
of INR one million for information
on “commander-in-chief” of GNLA, Sohan
D. Shira. Police also released a list
offering cash rewards from INR 50,000
to INR one million “for information
on the presence or movement of GNLA
militants” as part of their effort
to end the terror unleashed by the
outfit’s cadres in the three districts
of Garo hills and adjoining areas.
Other GNLA leaders in the list include
“deputy commander-in-chief” Rupanto
R. Marak, former Police constable
Savio R. Marak who operates in Hahim/Aradonga
region and Baichung Ch. Momin who
looks after the GNLA’s activities