DADU: A team of Hyderabad district police led by SSP Hyderabad, Pir Muhammad Shah has started investigations into cases of four murders in Mehar Town, committed some eight days ago. Chairman Rais Karm-u-llah Chandio, his sons Mukhtiar Chandio and Zila council member, Qabil Chandio were killed when a group of armed persons had attacked their house at Ahmed Colony close to A and B section police stations and DSP office. Their rival, Ghulam Qadir alias Qadu was also killed in the clash. Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio son of deceased, Mukhtiar Ahmed Chandio lodged triple murder case with A section police station of Mehar against PPP member Sindh Assembly, tribal chief of Chandio, Nawab Sardar Ahmed Chandio, his younger brother former adviser to Sindh Chief Minister, Nawab Burhan Talpur, Murtaza Chandio, Ali Gohar Chandio, Sikandar Chandio, Zulifiqar Chandio and deceased Ghulam Qadir alias Qadu Chandio. While another FIR in murder of Ghulam Qadir alias Qadu was also lodged by Mst Bibi Chandio, wife of Ghulam Qadir with A section police against Pervaiz Chandio, Sadam Hussain Chandio, Aijaz Chandio, Manzoor Chandio, Yousif Chandio, Akbar Chandio and Sikandar, son of Yousif Chandio. After transferring cases of Mehar incidents from Dadu district police (SSP Dadu Qamar Raza Jiskani) to Hyderabad police (SSP Hyderabad Pir Muhammad Shah on directives of IGP Sindh, AD Khawaja and SSP Hyderabad Pir Muhammad Shah along with his team reached at Mehar Town and started investigations of murders. They visited scene of the crime; house of victims deceased, Rais Karm-u-llah Chandio and his sons at Ahmed Colony. They met with victim family and also visited A section police station of Mehar. SSP Hyderabad collected evidences through interviewing of people. Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio in his statement told inquiry team that Nawab Sardar Chandio had threatened his father Karm-u-llah Chandio and brothers Mukhtiar Chandio and Qabil Chandio that they were working in area for interest and social welfare of Chandio tribe which did not go well with feudal chief of Chandio tribe mainly Sardar Ahmed Chandio and Burhan Ahmed Chandio. He said that Nawab Sardar Ahmed Chandio had showed anger on his elders that they had united Chandio tribe people and had made a council of local elders of Chandio tribe which was called Tamandar council to resolve their issues. He said that Karm-u-llah Chandio and Mukhtiar Ahmed Chandio time and again received threats of dire consequences for their action to unite and educating different Chandio sub tribes. He alleged that Nawab Burhan Chandio was personally leading attackers. The complainant of case Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio, eye witness of the case Aijaz Ahmed Chandio and Manzoor Ahmed Chandio recorded their statements before team police on incident of Mehar. SSP also recorded statements of medical officers of Taluka Hospital Mehar, Gul Mohammad Jhatyal and Rasool Bux Shaikh who carried out autopsy of the deceased. Team also recorded statements of area people, hotels owners and shop keepers like Ali Sheer Memon, Ahmed Ali Memon, Isfaq Jatoi and Abdul Hafeeez Bughio. While, SSP Hyderabad also visited Fareedabad police station and met with Dur Bibi wife of deceased Ghulam Qadir. Dur Bibi recorded her statement that her husband went to meet his son in-law Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio where he was killed by Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio, Sadam Hussain, son of Mukhtiar Ahmed Chandio, Aijaz Ali, son Gul Hassan Chandio and Manzoor, son of Gul Hassan Chandio. SSP Hyderabad police met witnesses of the FIR of Dur Bibi, Mumtaz and Muhammad Ishaq. He visited spot on Link Road located some 10 kilometers away from Mehar Town at Wada Suhag village where attackers of Chandio house left a car and escaped. SSP Hyderabad recorded statements of two officials of Mehar police, driver police mobile Fida Hussain and constable. The driver of the police mobile and constable had recorded statement that as soon as the armed persons committed the crime they were making their getaway, they had also started firing on them. They had said that their mobile was on patrol and as soon as they retaliated, their rifle stopped functioning after some firing. Talking to local reporters during investigation at Mehar police station, Pir Mohammad said that he would submit report to IGP Sindh after completing the inquiry on merit. He said that he had sent message to Nawab Sardar Ahmed Chandio and his brother Nawab Burhan Khan Chandio to record their statements. Pervaiz Ahmed Chandio showed his dissatisfaction and utter disbelieve on transferring case from Dadu district police to Hyderabad district police which would hamper transparent investigation process, he claimed. He alleged that both statements of SSP Dadu and SSP Hyderabad had created controversy among them and they were worried that who would arrest the accused. He said that a number of days were passed but not a single accused nominated in FIR was arrested yet. While DSP Mehar, Ghulam Muhammad Channa said that this crime had occurred at Mehar sub division and Mehar police would arrest accused nominated in FIRs. He said that Mehar police had already raided houses of accused and would conduct raids again to arrest them. While, Sardar Ahmed Chandio said that few people were doing politics on murders of three people killed in Mehar. He said that opponent people were highlighting their politics in name of murders and they were misguiding to heirs. He said that he and his brother had not issued any threats to deceased. He said that if relatives of deceased had any proof of threats they could disclose media or could submit before investigating team. He said that basically these were fake blames against him and his brother. SSP Dadu, Qamar Raza Jiskani said that Hyderabad police was investigating these cases and as soon as, investigation of case would be finalised arrests would be made. Published in Daily Times, January 25th 2018.