Robber killed, Shia man gunned down in Karachi
16 September, 2013
KARACHI: An alleged robber along with a man from the Shia community was killed on Sunday.
An alleged bandit was killed and another arrested during an encounter with police in Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the jurisdiction of Aziz Bhatti police station on Sunday DSP Nasir Lodhi said two armed bandits namely Ayaz Dino and Amir Asghar were looting valuables from passers-by near Gilani Centre, Block 13-D, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, when two policemen who were patrolling reached the crime scene.
Soon the bandits opened fire, and in retaliation by police, the robbers got injured. They were taken to JPMC, where Amir succumbed to his injuries. Lodhi said police have also recovered two pistols, a motorbike and looted valuable stuff from their possession.
Separately, a man belonging to the Shia community was shot dead at Supper Highway within the precincts of Sacchal police station.
The victim identified as Badar Ali was on his way in a car when unidentified armed riders intercepted the vehicle, and resorted to indiscriminate firing.
He was seriously wounded and died on the spot. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. Police suspect he was killed on sectarian basis, while further investigation is underway.
Police patrolling in cattle markets: Meanwhile, to deter the incidents of looting of traders of sacrificial animal during the Eidul Azha season, police have been asked to ensure coordinated patrolling in all cattle markets of the city, including the biggest one at Superhighway.
IG Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch in this regard has instructed police and other law enforcing agencies to chalk out a coordinated plan to provide foolproof security to all licensed cattle markets of the metropolis. He said all central roads and side streets leading to cattle markets would be strictly patrolled along with random snap checking.
Motorcycle patrolling and picketing would also be ensured at all link roads. Moreover, in the central cattle market at Superhighway, temporary wireless base and watchtowers would be erected along with bomb disposal squad remaining fully active in busy areas and car parks of cattle markets.