Committee formed to probe grenade blast

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After getting directives from Karachi police chief Jawed Alam Odho, Deputy Inspector General of Police Sharjil Kharal of the South Range has formed a committee to ascertain facts behind grenade blast in the weaponry depot of the Police Headquarters, Garden.

Two policemen had lost their lives and two others, including a sub-inspector, were injured when the grenade exploded near the Kooth Khana (weaponry depot) at the police headquarters. On Thursday, officials said Karachi’s additional inspector general took notice of the incident and ordered DIG Kharal to form an investigation team. The DIG constituted a team under the supervision of SSP Syed Asad Raza of District South to ascertain facts about the explosion that occurred at a cobbler shop near the Kooth Khana of the police headquarters, resulting in the deaths of PC Shahzad and cobbler Sabir and critical injuries to SP Saeed (incharge of the weaponry depot) and PC Ali Gohar.

The committee members are SSP South Asad Raza, SP Investigation-II District City Asif Ahmed Bughio and SP Ali Mardan Khoso of Saddar Division. The panel will submit a report to the DIG office for taking necessary action accordingly. Meanwhile, the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Sindh police submitted its report to the departmental heads, recommending that the hand grenades at the depot should be immediately handed over to the Pakistan Army as they were dangerous. The report reads, “They have inspected 68 hand grenades HE-36 made in POF in a rusted condition and they are in a dangerous condition.

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