HYDERABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Sharjil Memon’s close aide and right hand who was arrested by Thatta police in kidnapping for ransom has now been handed to Hyderabad police for further investigation.
Thatta police arrested Bashir Brohi – the manager of a sitting Sindh minister and informer of ex-SSP Hyderabad Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi – in Qasimabad area on Thursday for his alleged involvement in kidnapping and release of Asif Memon, a cousin of sitting Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer and former DIG Bashir Memon. Asif Memon was released after payment of Rs7.5 million as ransom.
Interestingly, it was a team formed by Sarhandi, now SSP Thatta, which arrested Brohi from Hyderabad and Sarhandi has, according to latest reports, now been transferred by IG Police Sindh. Thatta police are said to be making an entry regarding Bashir’s arrest.
Bashir Brohi was also reportedly appointed in Hyderabad district police. According to one report, he is still in service while another report said that he was dismissed soon after his appointment. “He is now with Thatta police,” said a source. He added that Bashir had confessed that he had kept Rs1m while Rs6.5m was given to the “actual captors”.