Karachi: ‘Target killer’ among 21 suspects held
KARACHI: Twenty one suspects, including a target killer, were apprehended following an encounter by the Sohrab Goth police on Thursday. The officials also recovered three repeaters, six TT pistols, 12 kilograms of chars, two rickshaws and six motorcycles from their possession. SHO Fasi Zaman told The News that after receiving information about the whereabouts of the target killer involved in more than 50 murder cases a police team raided his hideout in Indus Society on Super Highway.
On seeing the police, the suspects opened fire, which was replayed by the police, leading to an encounter. Meanwhile, reinforcements were called in by the police, who rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area.
After an hour–long shootout, the team arrested the target killer, Ahmed Zia, in an injured condition, while his ten accomplices managed to flee. During the search operation, the police held another 20 suspects.