City violence claims 6 more lives

*Banned outfit activist among four arrested in Karachi g Police asked to be vigilant in market areas

KARACHI: Six people were killed in different firing and violent incidents across the city on Monday.According to police, four people were shot dead in different shooting incidents in the areas of Gulbahar, Manghopir, Frontier Turn, Baldia Town and Moach Goth.One person was gunned down and another was injured when an unidentified man opened fire during a scuffle at Madina Colony.An unidentified body was recovered from under the Lasbela Bridge.On the other hand, a roof-collapse incident kills six-year-old, Zainab, and four-year-old, Hafizullah, at Korangi 100 Quarters. Moreover, police and law enforcement personnel arrested four men including an activist of a banned outfit from the metropolitan city on Monday.Meanwhile, two persons were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city.According to details, CID Police arrested three members of a five-member extortionist group in Karachi and recovered arms, extortion slips and a diary containing contact numbers and addresses of traders. In another such incident, member of a banned outfit was arrested from MPR Colony with cache of arms, the suspect is said to be involved in the killing of 10 people including a police official and is a specialist in planting car and motorcycle bombs.Separately, a man was killed in a firing incident in Shah Latif town of the city while a tortured body was recovered from Super Highway.Talking about the crime rate in the city Home Secretary Dr Niaz Ali Abbasi said that in the light of previous records, the possibility of incidents of street crimes particularly purse/mobile snatching and also bank robbery may increase during the holy month of Ramazan.In a letter addressed to Karachi Additional IG Police, the home secretary said that it was felt necessary that foolproof security measures should be adopted in and around shopping malls, markets and banks to avoid such incidents.“The private security agencies shall also be instructed that their guards shall remain alert at business centers and financial institutions etc,” it added.Dr. Abbasi further said that special measures and deployment of personnel will not only discourage the criminals to strike at the public places but also be helpful to seize the outlaws on the spot.Whereas, Karachi Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 61 accused in 66 different raids, and killed one alleged criminal in an encounter in the city during the last 24 hours.According to Karachi Central Police Office (CPO) report, police conducted 66 raids in different areas of the city and arrested 61 criminals including proclaimed offenders, absconders and robbers.Report stated that one accused was killed in an encounter with police in the city. The police also claimed recovering 26 handguns, one Kalashinkov, two hand grenades, drugs and liquor from the arrested accused. 

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