Dua Mangi kidnapping case main accused escapes from police custody
KARACHI, Jan 28,2022- The accused in the high profile case and the main accused in the Dua Mangi case Zohaib Qureshi escaped as police could not guard.
According to reports, the court police took Zohaib Qureshi from jail to appear before the court but the accused Zohaib Qureshi did not reach the jail. When the prisoners were counted, the matter was disclosed.
Two policemen have been taken into custody and a case was registered at Ferozeabad police station.
Dua Mangi was abducted outside a restaurant from Defense on November 30, 2019 and was released after paying a ransom of Rs 2 to 2.5 milion.
Dua Mangi was a law student, and the niece of the Sindhi poet and columnist Aijaz Mangi. Officials used CCTV footage to attempt to identify the attackers, and have impounded the car they believe to be a part of the crime.
A protest was staged at the city’s Teen Talwar roundabout demanding her safe recovery.
The accused in the high profile case were arrested on March 18 by a special team of Karachi police.
Media reports said that Dua Mangi has identified three suspects as her kidnappers during a hearing at an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in October 2021. The five accused — Fayaz Solangi, Zohaib Qureshi, Waseem Raja, Muzaffar Ali, and Tariq — detained for allegedly kidnapping her and injuring Dua’s friend, were produced in court.
The victim Dua Mangi testified that she could identify only Qureshi, Ali, and Raja and not the rest of the suspects.
The investigation revealed that the same accused had also abducted a girl named Bisma Saleem from Defense area for ransom and released her after paying the ransom.
Both the cases are pending in the anti-terrorism court.