Karachi: 2 alleged bandits killed in encounter
KARACHI: Two alleged bandits were gunned down in an encounter with Soldier Bazaar police early on Thursday morning. The suspects along with a girl were travelling in a car when the police signalled them to stop near Patel Para in the Jamshed Quarters police limits. On seeing the cops, they tried to speed away and while being chased their vehicle collided with another vehicle.
Just as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ijaz stepped out of his vehicle, the robbers opened fire and injured him. The police retaliated killing both the suspects on the spot. The police recovered two TT pistols and liquor bottles from the vehicle, and arrested the girl.
During the initial interrogation, the girl said her name was Fazilat and identified one of the deceased as Shoaib, 25. She did not the name of the other suspect.
The injured ASI and the bodies of the bandits were shifted to the Civil Hospital. The police registered a case, and claimed that the bandits had snatched the vehicle in the New Karachi police area two days back.