Karachi: 2 held in shoot-out
KARACHI: Two suspected bandits were arrested while their three accomplices managed to flee during a shoot-out with police that left a constable wounded in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Wednesday morning, officials said.
The officials said that the Mobina Town police station earlier received information that five bandits had entered a house in Block 4 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal. As they rushed to the place, one of the suspects who had taken up position outside the house opened fire on the policemen and an exchange of fire ensued.
During the shoot-out, the police arrested Ahmed Shah and Naseeruddin, while their three accomplices, including a wounded suspect, fled. Police constable Sajjad Akbar was also wounded in the firing.
Speaking to Dawn, SP Gulshan Division Salam Shaikh said that two police uniforms, an AK-47 rifle, two TT pistols and a car found in the custody of the suspects were seized.
The arrested men were wanted in nine cases, including the one related to the killing of Head Muharrir Zahir Shah, the SP said.
An FIR (509/2011) under Sections 353, 324, 170, 171 of the PPC and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 was registered at the Mobina Town police station on behalf of the state.