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‘Robber with toy gun’ thrashed in Karachi

KARACHI: Citizens badly thrashed a robber on Tuesday who was caught carrying out the business with a toy gun in Karachi, ARY News reported.

The robber was attempting a robbery in a Korangi area when a very keen-sighted guy realized that he was holding a fake gun. Upon that the guy along other people clobbered the man and then handed him over to police.

Police have recovered snatched valuables including a motorcycle from the mugger.

Sindh Home Department on June 9 through a notification banned the sale and manufacturing of toy guns for two months under the Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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The ban was imposed on request of the Karachi commissioner who wrote to the home department asking it to ban toy guns as these were being used by street criminals and had a bad impact on children’s mind.

Following the ban, Karachi police launched a crackdown on sale of toy guns in the metropolis and seized thousands of toy guns and arrested 22 shopkeepers and traders of replicas of weapons.

The arrested suspect have been held under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Pakistan Penal Code on behalf of the State.

Sindh Assembly back in 2015 had also passed a resolution banning the manufacturing and sale of toy guns.

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