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Brother of Lyari gangster Arshad Pappu arrested

KARACHI: Brother of a notorious Lyari gangster Arshad Pappu has been arrested in Hub late on Saturday night.

According to police, law enforcers had a tip-offs regarding whereabouts of Hamid Pappu, brother of slain Arshad Pappu, in Hub area. Police raided the area with heavy contingent and arrested him after a little exchange of gunfire.

Police said the gangster was about to leave his den for a robbery, however cops intercepted him and caught. Weapons and hand grenades were also recovered from his possession.

He was moved to a police station in Hub for interrogation.

Arshad Pappu, leader of a notorious Lyari gang, was killed with one of his brothers and a confidant in Lyari on March 18, 2013.

Pappu had been released by a court after all 50 cases against him were dropped because of lack of evidence. Since then he had lived in Karachi and parts of Balochistan areas bordering Sindh and was regrouping his gang in Gadani town.

Pappu and Rehman Baloch, alias Dakait, were hands in glove until late 1990s. They were also tied in a family bond. Rehman and Pappu’s brother, Arafat’s wives were real sisters. At one point, Pappu developed acrimony with Dakait over ransom money of a kidnapping and separated from him. Puppu formed his own gang and they started killing each other’s gang members.

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