Karachi: Dacoit arrested after encounter
KARACHI: The police arrested an injured dacoit after an alleged encounter within the jurisdiction of Jackson police station in the wee hours of Sunday while three people including a teenaged boy were shot injured during mobile phones snatching attempts in different parts of the metropolitan, said police officials. The Jackson police told that the police party had managed to arrest a dacoit in injured condition following the alleged encounter took place near Kemari Papu Stop. Four of his accomplices were managed to escape from the scene under the cover of firing. The area police further said that the police received information at around 4am that some alleged armed suspects were roaming in the area. When the police party reached there, they opened indiscriminate firing on the police party. The police had also retaliated, in which one of the accused received a bullet injury on his leg, while his other four accomplices were managed to escape.
Following the encounter, the police have arrested the injured accused, who was identified as AkhtarZeb, 25, s/o Abdullah Khan. Police told that the arrested accused was wanted in several robbery cases. The police have also claimed to recover a pistol and two magazines from his possession. The injured dacoit was taken to Civil Hospital, while the police had started search operation for the escaped culprits.
On the other side, some unknown dacoits shot injured three people in separate street crimes incidents in different areas of the City when they resisted.
According to the police, the armed suspects, on a motorcycle, in Sarjani Town No 4 area, stopped two boys and asked them to handover their valuables at gunpoint. When they resisted, the culprits started firing. Resultantly they received bullet injuries and were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where they were identified as Mohammad Salman, 26, and Mohammad Saqib, 13.
Similarly, Zahid Ali, 34, was shot injured by some unknown culprits near water pump in Federal B Area when he resisted during mobile phone snatching attempts. He was rushed to the nearby hospital where his condition was said to be critical.