Karachi: Dacoits held in Lyari
KARACHI: The staff of Lyari Town police has busted a network of dacoits consisting of five members. Three of the gang, including the leader, were arrested, while the police recovered a car, arms and stolen property from them possession. Lyari Town Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Raja Omer Khitaab said that a police party was on routine checking at Dhobi Ghat Road in Kalakot police limits. They signalled to a car to stop, but the accused tried to flee and opened fire on the police party. The police retaliated and after a brief encounter, arrested Faisal, Aslam, and Haider. A car, two TT pistols and a repeater were recovered from their possession. The accused were wanted by the police in more than 50 cases of dacoity, police encounter and attempt to murder. Separate cases have been registered and investigation is under way.