Karachi (August 30, 2017): Police arrested over two dozen suspects including a female dacoit from different areas of the city.
Police conducted raids and search in Mobina Town, Surjani Town, Pakistan Bazar, Baldia Town and Korangi areas and arrested 28 suspects.
Seven suspects were arrested in Surjani Town with over 50 sackful of Gutka seized from them, SP Orangi Abid Ali Baloch said.
Seven suspected robbers, including a woman, were apprehended in Mominabad area.
The suspects were said to be associated with a 24-member gang, which also has six women members.
The arrested suspects, during initial investigation, confessed to their involvement in over a hundred robberies.
A raid was conducted on a gambling den in Mobina Town’s Quaid-e-Azam Colony, SSP Malir Rao Anwar said, which led to the arrest of 11 gamblers. Police also seized money put on stake and some other articles used for placing bets from arrested gamblers.
An alleged encounter took place between duty cops and street criminals busy looting citizens in Nazimabad no. 3 area. Consequently, an injured suspect was held, while a 40-year-old woman was also wounded in exchange of gunfire from both sides.
Police also held an absconder, Abdul Qadir, from Baldia Town, while another suspects, Fahim alias Shooter, was nabbed in Korangi. The law enforcer claimed to have seized drugs and weapons from teh suspect.
In another incident, a 55-year-old man, Sabozai, was shot dead by his relative, Punhal, at Super Highway cattle market. The incident was said to be an outcome of personal enmity.