AIG lauds city police performance against robbers

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KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Karachi, Ghulam Qadir Thebo, on Wednesday lauded the performance of city police and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) for arresting four suspected robbers who looted a branch of a private bank in old city area of the metropolis.

Thebo also praised the action of Central Investigation Department (CIA) and hoped that it would further enhance its role against the crimes for the restoration of law and order in the city.

Apna Microfinance Bank’s Kharadar branch, located within the limits of the Napier police station, was looted by a gang of robbers on Tuesday morning. The robbers held the cashier hostage at gunpoint and looted Rs600000 cash from the cash counter. Police said that the robbers also looted gold from the bank and took a weapon from the security guard while fleeing the scene.

Following the incident, officials from the Criminal Investigation Agency, Counter-Terrorism Department and district police reached the site and collected evidence. The police had also apprehended five employees of the bank, including the branch manager, Anwar, for investigation.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, AD Khowaja was taken stern notice of the incident. He ordered CIA officers to conduct a detailed investigation. Extra ordinary measures and fool proof strategy by police made possible the early arrest of the criminals, police said.

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