Rangers official, dacoit killed in two encounters
KARACHI: A Rangers official and an alleged dacoit were killed in separate encounters which took place in the metropolis on Thursday. According to SP North Nazimabad Asad Chaudhry, two alleged bandits were trying to flee after looting valuables at gunpoint from a physician of a private hospital Dr Sabih near Paposhnagar Chowk.
The culprits were intercepted by a police patrolling party and instead of surrendering, they offered resistance and fired indiscriminate gunshots. Resultantly, an official of Sacchal Rangers, Nawaz, travelling in a Rangers vehicle, received stray bullets in his torso and expired on the spot.
Thereafter, police retaliated and injured one of the alleged bandits while the other managed to flee under the cover of firing. The SP said that the injured bandit, who was later identified as Jawed and a resident of Banaras, was arrested and four cell phones and a TT pistol were recovered from his possession.
In another incident, Samanabad police also claimed to have killed an alleged dacoit at FB Area, Block 20, opposite Edhi Morgue and recovered two cell phones and a TT pistol from his possession. According to SHO Samanabad Mumtaz Ali Magsi, three suspects, who were roving in a rickshaw, tried to escape under the cover of firing on police interception. He said one of them was killed on police retaliation while his other accomplices managed to flee from the scene. Police registered a case (53/54) on the compliant of state against them.