KARACHI: An alleged dacoit was shot dead and an accomplice arrested in Ittehad Town area of Karachi during a police encounter, late Thursday night in Karachi.
According to police, the robber, whose identity has thus far been held, was involved in numerous incidents of snatching in the city and five stolen mobile phones were recovered from his possession.
Yet in another incident, a robber was arrested in an injured condition while his accomplice managed to flee the spot following a gun battle.
Police claimed that the injured suspect was robbing a rickshaw driver when an exchange of fire ensued between them and the suspect.
Meanwhile, police rounded up 31 suspects in various overnight raids across the metropolis.
During combing operations in North Nazimabad, Buffer Zone, Liaquatabad and Ajmeri Nagar, at least 26 miscreants were taken into custody and shifted to local police stations for interrogation on a suspicion of their involvement in criminal activities and illegal possession of weapons, which were recovered by the police
In another raid, four suspects were arrested during a raid in Orangi Town and Pirabad. Weapon and ammunition from possession of the suspects were also seized.