QUETTA: Quetta’s Superintendent Police (SP) Investigation Jameel Kakar was shot dead near his residence located in the Kili Gul Muhammad area of Quetta early Friday morning (7 Sep 2012).According to police account, as soon as SP Jamil Kakar left his house, unknown assailants on a motorbike intercepted his car and opened fire at him.
The deceased police official was posted at Barori Road Police Station in Quetta as a Deputy Superintendent of Police. Kakar was later promoted to the post of SP and was transferred to Saryab Road Police Station.
Takfiri Deobandis of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ, operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ) opened fire on Kakar’s car when he was on his way to appear in the hearing of the Balochistan law and order (Shia killings) case which was to be held in Supreme Court’s Quetta registry. According to activists based in Quetta, he was about to submit the evidence of ISI and FC’s support to LeJ-ASWJ militants in Balochistan. In particular, he had discovered sensitive information about ISI’s involvement in a previous LeJ attack (29 March 2012) in Quetta in whichh four Shiite Muslims and two UN employees were killed.
The SP was earlier posted at Barori Road Police Station in Quetta as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He was later promoted to the post of SP and was transferred to Sariab Road Police Station.
Sources said that the deceased policeman was continuously receiving death threats by the LeJ-ASWJ terrorists. Takfiri Deobandis of LeJ-ASWJ are closely aligned with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Takfiri Deobandi militants are rumoured to enjoy the support of Pakistan Army which uses them for cross-border Jihadist operations in Afghanistan and other countries. Recently, Human Rights Watch in its statement on Shia killings in Pakistan pointed towards the collusion between Pakistan Army and LeJ-ASWJ.
Only a few days ago, on 1 September 2012, Frontier Corps of Pakistan army had been given police powers in Quetta. On 6 September a senior police officer (Jamil Kakar) investigating ASWJ-LeJ terrorists was killed in broad daylight in Quetta.
The police have been frequently coming under attack in Quetta and other parts of Pakistan, several police personnel have been killed by the Taliban, LeJ-ASWJ, while several have sustained injuries in targeted killings and bomb blasts. Particularly those police officers are targeted who refuse to bow down to LeJ-ASWJ-Taliban’s harassing tactics, and perform their duty in an honest manner.
Here is a list compiled by Balochistan Police which shows the number of police officials martyred so far by LeJ-ASWJ-Taliban terrorists and also by Baloch insurgents: http://www.balochistanpolice.gov.pk/shuhda/pshuhda.php
Among the first victims of LeJ’s target killings against police officials were Shia Hazaras. On 14 January 2009, 3 Shia Police officials named DSP Hassan Ali, Mohammad Baqir and Sifwatullah were killed in Quetta, four were injured. In 2002, 12 Shia Hazara police cadets were gunned down in Quetta.
Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province which has seen an upswing in anti-Shia violence recently and is also suffering from a separatist insurgency and Taliban militants. Recently, an LeJ-ASWJ terrorists was shot dead in Khuzdar whose death was mourned by both Baloch nationalists (insurgents) and the LeJ-ASWJ.
کوئٹہ: کوئٹہ میں ایئرپورٹ روڈ پر فائرنگ سے ایس پی انویسٹیگیشن کوئٹہ جمیل کاکڑ ہلاک ہوگئے۔
جمیل کاکڑ بدامنی کیس میں پیش ہونے جارہے تھے۔
وہ کچھ اہم کیسز کی تشوتش کرہے تھے۔ وہ سپریم کورٹ کوئٹہ رجسٹری کی طرف جانے کے لیئے اپنے گھر سے نکل رہے تھے جب ان پر موٹر سائکل ہر سوار نامعلوم افراد کی طرف سے فائرنگ کی گئی۔
انہیں کالعدم تنظیم کے دو اہم رہنماؤں کی گرفتاری کے بعد مسلسل دھمکیاںبھی مل چکی ہیں۔
کسی نے فوری طور پر حملے کی ذمہ داری قبول نہیں کی ہے۔
ان کی نمازجنازہ میں پولیس حکام سمیت شہریوں کی بڑی تعداد نے شرکت کی۔
اس موقع پر آئی جی بلوچستان عمرخطاب نے کہا کہ ‘ڈرنے والے نہیں ہیں،ٹارگٹ کلنگ کا ناسور ختم کرکے دم لیں گے’۔
A snapshot of sacrifices by Quetta Police
Here is a very brief snapshot of immense sacrifices by the Balochistan Police in their pursuit of ISI-sponsored Takfiri Doebandi terrorists (LeJ, ASWJ, Taliban).
Imagine the diminishing morale of a police officer who knows his killers are nurtured and protected by Army, political government is a silent spectator, judiciary keeps on releasing arrested terrorists and the media continues to glorify Takfiri Deobandis and obfuscate their crimes against Pakistani nation.
24 April 2012:
Quetta police kill two ‘sectarian killers’
QUETTA: Two heavily armed terrorists were shot dead in a police encounter in Akhtarabad area of Quetta, close to Hazara Town, where most sectarian killings had been reported in recent months. A policeman, identified as Riaz, sustained bullet injuries, but was out of danger, while two Anti-Terrorism Force personnel were shot at in the chest but remained unhurt as they were wearing bullet-proof vests, police sources confirmed. Talking to reporters, DIG Operations Qazi Wahid said the police patrol spotted a car carrying two armed men and signalled them to stop for a security check and clearance. However, the men sped away and opened fire on the policemen. The policemen retaliated to the firing, and killed the two suspects.
While searching the car, police found two 9mm pistols, four other pistols, a hand grenade, seven fake vehicle registration number plates and two Computerised National Identity Cards, which were referred to NADRA for verification. Police also recovered from the car a USB, mobile phones and other items, which are being examined for any information about the gangs responsible for sectarian killing in Quetta. The bodies were shifted to Bolan Medical Complex for autopsy, while their identities could not be ascertained at this point. “Names and all other relevant details of the alleged terrorists would be disclosed after the investigation completes,” the DIG maintained. He claimed the suspects were target killers. “They wanted to target some people in Quetta but police’s timely action foiled their attempt,” he said. “We firmly believe they are target killers who had been on some mission. They belong to some extremist group involved in sectarian violence.” Responding to a query, he said strict security measures had been adopted in the provincial capital following an increase in sectarian killings. staff report/agencies
Targeted: 2 police officials killed, 2 injured in Quetta
By Shehzad Baloch
Published: May 17, 2012
QUETTA: Two police officials were killed while two were injured on Thursday morning when unknown assailants opened fire on them on the Eastern Bypass in Quetta.
According to a police official, the deceased – both police constables – were identified as Murtaza and Sanaullah, while ASI Muhammad Hussain and Constable Deen Muhammad were injured.
The deceased and the injured were shifted to Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital.
The officials were on a routine patrol when the attack took place. The assailants fled the scene after the attack.
Police and security forces cordoned off the area after the attack.
Police officials and police mobiles have been regularly targeted in the city during the last week.
Four police personnel killed in Quetta gun attack
9th June, 2012
QUETTA: Four police personnel were killed when unknown assailants opened fire on a police van in Quetta on Saturday, DawnNews reported.
The van which was conducting a routine patrol was attacked by two gunmen on the provincial capital’s Sariab road.
The bodies of the police personnel were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Subsequently, police cordoned off the site of the attack and started a search for the assailants.
Senior police officer Shaukat Ali says Saturday’s attack took place on the outskirts of Quetta. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Balochistan is believed to be a refuge for Taliban and Pakistani militants.
Policeman among six more killed in Quetta violence
DAWN.COM | 13th July, 2012
QUETTA: Six more people, including a policeman, were killed and another two injured in different incidents of violence in Quetta on Friday, DawnNews reported.
In the latest incident, unidentified motorcycle riders killed a policeman near Sariab Road area.
Two police officer killed, 5 others injured in Quetta
APP | 15th August, 2012
QUETTA: At least two police officers were killed and five others including cashier of a bank was killed in an attack on van carrying cash in Awaran district, Quetta on Wednesday.
Police sources said that a van carrying salary cash for government employees escorted by police personnel was on way when unknown armed men opened fire on the vehicle, leaving two police officers dead and five other including a cashier of a bank and four policemen injured.
Unknown gunmen targeted the cash van when, after taking cash from a bank in Othal, the district headquarters of Lasbela district, it was on way and reached in Bareet area of Awaran district, a senior police officer Noor Ahmed said adding that the cash was to be paid as salaries to the government employees ahead of Eid.
The police personnel and the cashier of the bank received serious bullet wounds, he added.
The police and rescue teams rushed to the site and took the injured to hospital. A police inspector and a sub-inspector succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital after high bleeding as they had received multiple bullet wounds, police said.
According to doctors, condition of some injured was serious. Police further said that cash over Rs 2.8 million remained safe and the assailants could not succeed to take it away.
The police have launched search operation to track down the attackers. A case has been registered against unknown suspects and further probe was in process.
Quetta shooting: Police official shot dead – possibly by sectarian killers
By Mohammad Zafar
Published: September 8, 2012
“Gunmen riding on motorcycles intercepted the car of SP Kakar in the Killi Gul Muhammad neighbourhood and sprayed him with bullets,” Mir Zubair, the capital city police officer (CCPO), told the media.
“Kakar died on the spot and a passerby was wounded,” he added. “The gunmen managed to escape. We have launched a manhunt for them.”
Kakar’s body was shifted to the Combined Military Hospital where medics said that he received two bullets to his upper torso which caused his instant death.
Police said they were investigating the motives.
However, sources added that SP Kakar was investigating several cases of sectarian violence – and that he had recently received threats from extremist outfits.
“Whenever an officer is close to unmasking the elements involved in sectarian violence he is killed,” a senior police investigator told The Express Tribune.
Witnesses said the attackers were three in number and they were riding on two motorcycles.
“They opened fire on SP Kakar’s official vehicle after he drove out of his residence,” one witness told The Express Tribune. “The gunmen also fired at the passerby, identified as Ghulam Muhammad, when he tried to confront them.”
Kakar was recently promoted as SP and posted at Saryab police station. Before that he served as deputy superintendent of police at Quetta’s Brewery Road Police Station.
CCPO Zubair described SP Kakar as a brave officer who laid down his life in the line of duty. “At least 17 police officials have been killed in the past three months,” he said. “However, this would not dent the morale of the police force.”
The funeral prayers for SP Kakar were offered in the Police Lines, Quetta. A large number of police officials and bureaucrats were attendance.
According to a police tally, at least 180 policemen have been killed and 300 injured in 232 incidents of violence in the last five years.