Zohaib Qureshi main accused in Dua Mangi case flees from country, agencies doubt

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Dua Mangi case: Fugitive accused Zohaib Qureshi arrested

KARACHI, Feb 07,2022- The main accused of Dua Mangi kidnapping for ransom case, Zohaib Ali Qureshi, who escaped from police custody in Karachi, has reportedly escaped from the country via.

Several co-ordinators of the accused from Larkana and other cities have been arrested in this connection.

A leading Urdu daily quoting a senior Federal Intelligence Agency official in Karachi, said that Zohaib Qureshi had planned to flee Pakistan before escaping from police custody. It is suspected that he fled to the neighboring country illegally with the help of banned terrorist organizations.

According to intelligence sources, the accused Zohaib Ali Qureshi was allegedly in touch with the banned Balochistan Liberation Army and the banned SRA even before he escaped by evading the court police.

Sources further said, the accused Agha Mansoor, who has been declared a fugitive from the court in the Dua Mangi case, could potentially help the accused.

Dua Mangi kidnapping case main accused escapes from police custody

Agha Mansoor, was sacked from Karachi police, is aware of the entire police system and besides fleeing, he may have been assisted in hiding. Police have also taken strict measures at airports across the country to prevent accused Zohaib Qureshi from fleeing the country.

Accused Zohaib Qureshi and his accomplices Muhammad Tariq alias Shakeel, Muzaffar Ali, Wasim Raja and Fayyaz Solangi were indicted in the last hearing of the kidnapping case of Dua Mangi in the Special Anti-Terrorism Court in Karachi and the main accused Agha Mansoor was declared a fugitive.

Background of case

In the last week of January, 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.

Dua Mangi kidnapping case main accused escapes from police custody