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Citizen showing-off weapon from moving vehicle in Karachi approaches police

KARACHI: A citizen who was filmed showing-off a weapon from a moving vehicle in Clifton area of the city has approached the police, claiming he thought the motorcyclist was trying to loot him, ARY NEWS reported on Wednesday.

A video of the incident went viral in which a man from a moving vehicle was seen waving a weapon from his vehicle, threatening the motorcyclist.

Although no one approached the police for lodging a complaint into the incident, the authorities, however, began a search for the weapon-wielding man in the video.

The situation took a twist on Wednesday when the armed man in the vehicle approached the Clifton police station and claimed that he thought that the motorcyclist was trying to deprive him of his belongings.

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The police took possession of the weapon, verifying that it is a licensed firearm but said that investigations are underway to ascertain the claim of the man.

The authorities said that an FIR in the case would be registered if a complainant approaches them.

In April last year, police have registered an FIR of the killing of a policeman and a passer-by in a firing incident in Karachi’s posh locality of Defence Housing Authority (DHA).

According to police, the case has been registered at Darakshan police station against five suspects under sections 302 and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

The firing incident took place at Street No. 26, Phase VI, in Khayaban-e-Bukhari late on Saturday night. 35-year-old police constable identified as Khalid Mehmood and a passer-by, namely Ramzan, were gunned down and another passer-by Saeed Ahmed has injured the firing incident.

The deceased cop was posted at the Darakshan police station. He was shot dead when he was on intelligence duty.

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