KARACHI: A policeman among two persons was killed in firing in the city today, ARY News reported Friday.
The cop was gunned down in SITE, Metroville area in a broad daylight. Unknown gunman opened fire on the policeman, resulting his instant death. The cop was identified as Taj Mehmood. The body was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Another policeman was injured in firing in Shah Latif Town. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, two criminals were killed in an encounter at Quaidabad. Police arrested two alleged criminals involved in robbery after an encounter. The wounded criminals later succumbed to their injuries.
Arms and stolen motorcycles were recovered from the deceased criminals. Their bodies were sent to Jinnah Hospital for identification.
On the other hand, an extortionist was nabbed by the police in Korangi area. The criminal used to demand extortions from traders and school owner and was serving as a sales consultant in an insurance company.
According to SSP Farooq Awan, three FIRs have been filed and 19 complaints have been registered against the accused.