Karachi: 13 held in separate encounters
KARACHI: The Landhi police arrested four men involved in various cases of bank and petrol pump robberies, while four highway robbers and five men involved in street crimes were arrested in separate raids on Monday. According to details, the Landhi Town Police arrested Ameer Hussain Bengali, Adnan, Ashar Siddiqui and their group leader Nazim Iqbal, from Sector 5-B, Landhi No 6. The police said that their arrests were made on the information of a man who was arrested a few days before the raids were conducted. The arrested men are professional criminals and have been involved in various cases, especially bank and petrol pump robberies. They have robbed more than 15 banks and 20 petrol pumps in Landhi Town, the police said.
They have also looted various marriage halls and bungalows in different areas of Clifton Town. The police recovered three Repeaters, two TT pistols, 16 mobile phones, jewelry, one car and Rs 3.6 million in cash and registered five separate cases against them.
Meanwhile, the Sohrab Goth Police arrested six men involved in highway robberies and various street crimes in two separate encounters. The police arrested four men, namely Shahpur, Habibur Rehman, Fateh and Azizullah, and claim to have recovered four TT pistols and a car from their possession. The police said that the arrested men were wanted in several cases of highway robberies and street crimes. Their arrests were made after an encounter at the Al-Asif Square near Sohrab Goth Chowrangi, although at least five more accomplices, who were in another car, managed to flee from the scene.
In another encounter within the jurisdiction of the Sohrab Goth Police Station, two men, Dawood and Ibrahim were arrested from near the New Sabzi Mandi, Main Super Highway and the police recovered two pistols and a dagger from their possession.
Moreover, the New Karachi police arrested two men named Siddiq and Zahid Sharif during snap checking at the KMC Park, Sector 11-J, New Karachi Town and recovered two TT pistols from their possession.
Furthermore, the Manghopir police arrested a man involved in several cases of street crimes after an encounter at the Northern Bypass. The arrested man was identified as Ali, however, his unidentified associate managed to flee. His arrest was made when a police party signaled them to stop during a snap checking and they opened fire in an attempt to escape.