Mugger who 'murdered' three killed in encounter

Six suspects arrested by the Rangers in raids across the city


Our Correspondent November 21, 2017
A file photo of SIndh Rangers. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A suspected street criminal wanted to the police in at least three murder cases was killed during an alleged encounter with the police in the Surjani Town on Monday. Separately, the Rangers claimed to have arrested at least six suspects, including a political worker and a gangster, during various raids in parts of the metropolis.

The suspected street criminal, Hasan Shah, was killed during an alleged exchange of fire with the police in Surjani Town. Police officials claimed that the encounter took place near Zero Point area in Surjani Town, adding that the exchange of fire took place when the police raided his hideout. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

According to the police, the deceased was a mugger who was wanted to the police in a number of cases. He had killed two men and a woman for offering resistance during muggings in Surjani Town, the police maintained. The police also claimed to have recovered arms and a motorcycle from his possession. A case has been registered while further investigations are under way.

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Meanwhile, the Rangers claimed to have arrested at least six suspects, including a political worker and a Lyari gangster, during separate raids in the city. According to the paramilitary force spokesperson, a suspect, Mohsin Mirza, was arrested during a raid in Jamshed Town. The suspect belonged to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement -  London and was involved in several cases of crime, including receiving extortion from builders, the spokesperson said.

In another raid in the Saudabad area, the paramilitary force claimed to have arrested an accused, Allah Bux. The Rangers spokesperson said the suspect was affiliated with a gang based in Lyari.

Three more suspects, identified as Faisal alias Faizi, Aqib Baloch and Kamran, were arrested during separate raids conducted by the Rangers in the Landhi and Gulshan-e-Iqbal localites. The spokesperson said the suspects were involved in street crime, including snatching mobile phones and stealing motorcycles.

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In the meantime, another accused, Fahim Ahmed, was arrested by the Rangers in Landhi. He was allegedly involved in setting vehicles on fire.

The paramilitary force also claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition from the suspects who have been handed over to the police for the initiation of legal proceedings.

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