Monday, June 27, 2022

Two held for murdering Chinese national in Karachi


KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police claimed to have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a Chinese national during a raid on Saturday night.

A CTD official said the raid was carried out in Hyderabad on the basis of intelligence information, which led to the arrest of two suspects, while their accomplice managed to escape from the scene.

He said the arrested suspects had gone into hiding following the murder of the Chinese national. They are expected to be produced before a court today for physical remand.

In February, a Chinese national was gunned down in what police described as a targeted attack carried out by unidentified armed men in Karachi’s posh locality of Clifton.

Another Chinese national, who was with the victim at the time of the attack, remained unhurt, whereas a passerby was also injured.

The Chinese nationals who came under attack were working for a local shipping firm, which the official said was not part of any CPEC-related project.

According to the police, Chen Zhu, 45 and Ye Fan, after having lunch at a restaurant in Clifton were returning to office when they came under attack in Neelum Colony.

A first information report (FIR) of the attack was registered at the CTD police station under relevant sections of the Pakistan Penal Code and Anti-terrorism Act.


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