Karachi: Burglars loot gold, silver ornaments worth Rs 2 million
KARACHI: Unidentified burglars on Monday looted gold ornaments worth Rs 2 million from a jewellery shop within the limits of Kharadar police station, police said.
They said the incident took place at Iqbal Jewellers, Sarrafa Bazaar, Kharadar, where unidentified burglars pulled the shutter of the shop with the help of pulley and decamped with jewellery worth more than Rs 2 million.
SHO Ejaz Khwaja said the owner of the shop, Abdul Majeed, had claimed that the looters took away gold and silver ornaments showcased in the shop in the wee hours of Monday. The officer said two locks of the shop were broken and burglars scaled the walls with ladders to enter the shop. They suspected that the incident took place in mysterious circumstances, so the shopkeeper would also be investigated. Police registered an FIR (28/12) against unidentified men on the complaint of Majeed and initiated probe into the case.
Meanwhile, traders of Liaquatabad Sarrafa Bazaar have staged a protest against the growing incidents of robbery and burglary in Sarrafa Bazaars. They blocked the road from Liaquatabad No 10 to Teen Hatti Bridge. They chanted slogan against the police. They said that police did not take any action to curb the robbery and burglary incidents in that area.
Massive traffic jam occurred in surrounding areas of Liaquatabad and after one hour high ups of police rushed to the scene and assure the traders that they would provide full security to all Sarrafa Bazaars and also take action against the bandits involved in the incident. On this assurance, traders ended their protest peacefully and dispersed.