Three criminals arrested in separate encounters


KARACHI: Police arrested three criminals in two different encounters in metropolis on Wednesday.

A police party signalled two suspects to stop near Dalmia when they were on a motorcycle, but they opened fire and tried to flee. The police also exchanged fire in which the two alleged criminals Nazir, 19, son of Hanif, and Aslam, 16, son of Karam Hussain, were injured.

The police arrested them in injured condition and recovered weapons and a snatched motorcycle from their possession. Rescue sources said criminals were injured during encounter and were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for treatment.

In another encounter, a police party raided Farooq-e-Azam Ground area in Korangi No. 06 when a criminal opened fire on the police party. The police retaliated fire in which he was injured. The police arrested him and also recovered a weapon and a handgrenade from his possession. He was shifted to JPMC for treatment.