Bank robbery foiled, three held

KARACHI: SSP Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and CIA Farooq Awan on Wednesday claimed to have foiled bank robbery attempt and arrested three wanted dacoits in Gulshan-e-Maymar.

Farooq Awan said that on the tip of SIU and CIA police conducted a raid in Sector X-2 Gulshan-e-Maymar after receiving information about presence of criminals in the area. He said that police arrested three dacoits Mehboob Ali Abro, Muhammad Ibrahim Kori and Zulfiqar Chandio. They belonged to interior Sindh.

He said that Mehboob Ali Abro is leader of this gang and they wanted to attempt bank robbery in Sector X-2 of Gulshan-e-Maymar but police had foiled the bank robbery attempt. He said that according to CRO record arrested accused had been handed down punishment by courts and several times but released on bail.

He said that arrested accused also wanted of police in different police stations of the province including Karachi. He said that arrested accused Mehboob Ali Abro was injured in police encounter while other two bandits Lal Bux Bhatti and Shabir Kalhoro killed in limits of Ferozabad Police Station in 2012.

He said that stolen car and three pistols with bullets were recovered from arrested accused possession. Further investigation is underway, he said.

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