Karachi: 3 extortionists arrested
KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested three extortionists and recovered weapons from their possession in two different areas of the metropolis on Tuesday. Mobina Town police claimed to have arrested two extortionists after encounter in Abdul Hassan Isphani Road, Metroville. SHO Idrees Bangash said three extortionists reached Al Mecca Bakers and demanded extortions from the shop owner Abdul Ghani. Police also reached the spot, then culprits opened fire on them.
After encounter, it arrested two extortionists namely Imran in injured condition and other namely Enayat Ullah and recovered two TT pistols and Rs5,000 from their possession. His accomplice managed to flee from the scene. The officer said the arrested culprits were using the names of political parties. Police shifted the injured to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities and further investigation was in process.
Separately, Nippier Police arrested an extortionist namely Yaseen alias Raju and recovered TT pistol from his possession near Timber Market.
SHO Imdad Khwaja said Yaseen was involved in several cases of extortion. Police got information that Yaseen was present in Timber Market and giving extortion slips to a trader. Police reached the scene and recovered weapons and Rs50,000 extortion slips from his possession. Further investigation is under process.