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JITs constituted to probe Sabri murder, Owais abduction

SABRI

KARACHI: The Sindh government has set up separate joint investigation teams (JITs) on the murder of famed qawwal Amjad Sabri and kidnapping of the Sindh High Court chief justice’s son Advocate Owais Ali Shah.

Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah gave a go-ahead for constituting the two JITs, comprising representatives of intelligence agencies, Rangers and police, informed a chief minister house spokesperson.

JIT’s have been formed after the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and police in Karachi could not find possible leads into the two recent high-profile cases.


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It has also been decided that inmates held in prisons would be taken into the fold of the JIT investigation, the spokesperson added.

Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Major General Bilal Akbar and Inspector General of Sindh police A.D. Khawaja also visited the home of Amjad Sabri in Liaquatabad area in Karachi and met his family members to offer their condolences while pledging that the killers would be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, police conducted search operations across the city during which at least 20 suspects have been arrested.


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Anti-terrorism department has also booked a suspect from Surjani Town in the city in connection with Amjad Sabri’s killing while recovering arms and ammunition.

Advocate Owais Shah, son of the Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, has been missing since June 20 from near a supermarket in Clifton.

The investigation into Owais’s kidnapping was in initial stages when unknown armed motorcyclists sprayed Sabri with bullets in the Liaquatabad area on June 22 when the 45-year-old was heading to a private TV channel to perform in its Ramazan transmission.

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