KARACHI - Karachi police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a street criminal who martyred a police constable. 

According to police, a squad of Baghdadi police conducted a raid on a tip-off and arrested a street criminal identified as Abdul Rehman. The accused was arrested from the Baghdadi police station area.

The police recovered two 9mm pistols with 9 rounds and seven snatched mobile phones the possession of the accused. The accused is involved in several street crimes/robberies. The accused has also made several revelations in the preliminary investigation. 

The accused had shot dead the gunman, Moeez, of SP City a month ago. The accused along with his accomplices shot dead Mumtaz Ahmed and Mohammad Asghar during a robbery. The police said the accused had also targeted Gul Mohammad during the robbery. He had shot and injured Jahanzeb in the leg during the robbery, the police officials said. A total of 10 cases like murder, attempted murder, robbery, and mobile snatching have been registered against the accused in different police stations. Information is being collected from CPLC about the snatched mobile phones recovered from the arrested accused, the police said. 

Police arrest group involved in robberies 

A group involved in robberies has been arrested from Latif Town on Tuesday. According to police, a three-member group was arrested by Shah Latif Town police on a tip-off. The police have recovered illegal weapons from arrested suspects. The arrested accused confessed to dozens of robberies in Malir and Korangi districts. The arrested accused were also absconding in robbery case No 929/2021. The accused are being questioned about other incidents.

A letter was issued to other police stations in the city regarding the arrest of the three accused. The arrested suspects have been identified as Farman, Mashal and Uzair. 

SIU arrests two dacoits, 

recovers hand grenade, bomb

Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Karachi on Tuesday arrested two robbers from Mawach Goth and recovered pistols, hand grenade and an ‘Awan’ bomb from their possession. 

SSP SIU Capt (R) Haider Raza said Naseer alias Don and Muhammad Salman were arrested from near Suparco Road, Mawach Goth and two unlicensed pistols, a hand grenade and an Awan bomb were recovered from them. 

Both accused were nominated in various FIRs registered against them at different police stations. They were also absconding in a case registered against them at Saeedabad PS while they were identified by witnesses in FIR No 88/2021 registered at PS Baldia Town. 

The accused were also traced to be involved in two other cases registered at PS SITE-A and Baldia after being identified in CCTV footages of the cases. 

The SIU registered four cases against both arrested under relevant sections of Explosives Act, Anti-Terrorism Act and others. Further investigation was underway.