KARACHI: Two suspected criminals were killed on Wednesday during an alleged encounter with the police, while three political workers were arrested for violating Section 144.
Two suspected criminals were killed during an alleged encounter with the police in Korangi area. Police officials said that the encounter took place near the KDA Employees Society, within the limits of the Korangi Industrial Area police station.
Korangi SSP Noman Siddiqui said that the suspects entered a house in the area and held the family members hostage at gunpoint. The suspects also looted gold and cash from the house, he said. Acting on information, the police immediately reached the site.
The robbers opened fire at the police and attempted to escape. In retaliation, the police fired back, killing both suspects during the exchange of fire. Police also claimed to have recovered the looted gold and cash, a motorcycle and two pistols from their possession.
One of the suspects was identified as Huzoor Buksh while the other has yet to identified.
Separately, the Rangers claimed to have arrested three political workers for aerial firing and displaying weapons.
The political workers, according to the Rangers spokesperson, were arrested during separate raids in the city. They were accused of resorting to aerial firing during a rally in Mehmoodabad and Manzur Colony areas to celebrate the victory of the Pakistan Peoples Party in the PS-114 by-election.
They were identified as Mujtaba Javed, Nasir Khan and Omair Jadoon. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.
The arrested men were later handed over to the police.