Over 600 pillion riders locked up in Karachi
KARACHI: Police on Monday arrested more than 600 people, mostly youngsters, for pillion-riding after the Sindh government slapped a ban on the facility following a spate of target killings that claimed some 30 lives in five days.
The law enforcers, in this case, appeared much smarter as minutes after the provincial home department announced the curb, they spotted some 311 motorbikes across the city carrying more than a single rider since the early hours of Monday, when the ban became effective.
“The exact number of the people booked is not clear, but it’s more than 600, as a total of 311 motorbikes were seized,” said a senior police official.
“Most arrests were made in the south zone of the police organisational structure, where nearly 300 riders were arrested for the violation.”
He said the suspects were booked in FIRs registered under Sections 188 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.