Lyari ‘gangster’ killed in encounter

KARACHI – A notorious gangster, belonging to Lyari, was killed during an alleged encounter with police in city’s old city area on Friday.

The gangster, identified as Omar Kutchi, was killed during an exchange of fire in Phool Patti Pane, Juna Market within the limits of Kharadar police station.  Police said that the encounter had taken place when police conducted a raid in Juna Market area on a tip-off, adding that policemen faced resistance from the gangsters when they reached close to their hideout.

In retaliation, police killed one of the gangsters, who was later identified as Omar Kutchi, while his accomplices managed to escape under the cover of fire.

His body was later taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi for medico-legal formalities. 

According to City District SSP Adeel Chandio, the slain gangster was a major commander of Lyari’s Uzair Baloch group and was wanted to the police in connection with over 40 cases of crime, including murders, attempt to murder, kidnappings and extortion.

“Case has been registered while further investigation is underway,” Chandio added.

Landhi SHO Sarwar Commando

injured in accident:

Landhi police station SHO Sarwar Commando and his security guard were wounded in a road mishap on Friday. 

SHO Muhammad Sarwar, popularly known as Sarwar Commando, was injured when he was going to the Empress Market from Parking Plaza in Saddar in his private SUV along with his security guard. 

According to Preedy SHO Israr Afridi, the accident took place when a speeding vehicle coming from Daud Pota Road hit commando’s SUV from the back. “Resultantly SHO’s vehicle went out of control and turned upside down. As a result of the accident, Sarwar and his security guard both sustained injuries and were moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Senior police officials reached the site and inquired about the incident.

SHO is one of the famous police officers, who has played a key role in Karachi operation against the militants of a political party, Lyari gangsters and other organised criminal gangs in the city. SHO Afridi, however, ruled out the possibility of a criminal act and said that it was just an accident as was corroborated by the CCTV footage obtained by police.

Case has been registered against unidentified persons while further investigation is underway.

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