Karachi: Man held for killing cop
KARACHI: Specialized Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested a man allegedly involved in the recent robbery attempt at Delhi Colony. The private bank targeted by accused Jehangir and his accomplices was in the jurisdiction of Frere police station. A policeman and a robber were killed in the shoot-out. Jehangir has reportedly confessed, said DSP Ali Raza.
The robbery attempt took place on June 19. About four men entered the branch at around 9:16 a.m. and took the guards’ guns and collected over Rs 5.1 million before encountering the police party, which was waiting outside the branch.
During the shoot-out, police constable Abrar Husain and alleged robber Javed Akhtar were killed. His accomplices ran away, unaware of the fact that they had been caught on the closed-circuit cameras installed in and outside the bank branch.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested seven men including Habib, Asghar, Amin, Noman, Iqbal, Rahat and Fahim for street crimes and claim to have recovered weapons and snatched motorcycles, the DSP added.