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CTD nabs notorious outlaw involved in heinous crimes

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) nabbed a notorious outlaw, Kashif Ali alias 'Munna' in an operation in Ayisha Manzil area here on Saturday. "Kashif was wanted to the police in cases of killing, dacoities and snatching,"reads the statement issued by CTD, adding that he has confessed killing a trader upon resisting robbery in 2017 and carrying out activities of kidnapping for ransom. According to the department, the gang led by Arif Alias 'Tinda' was involved in snatching cash, gold jewelry and other…

Afghanistan executes five members of criminal gang

KABUL: Afghanistan on Wednesday executed five members of a gang involved in kidnapping and murder, as the government of the war-torn nation struggles to curb criminals who target foreigners and wealthy locals. The hangings were carried out at Kabul's Pul-e-Charkhi prison after the convicts lost three appeals and President Ashraf Ghani confirmed the sentences, the interior ministry said in a statement. It said the group was involved in the kidnapping and murder of the deputy head of a construction company, and was also…

Man on crime spree in Karachi arrested

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday arrested a man who went on crime spree looting over two dozens citizens in just a few hours, ARY News reported. The street criminal, identified as Junaid, went on solo crime spree in central district brandishing a gun and looting from 24 citizens within just three hours. Police said the suspect stole a repeater rifle from a security guard at a clinic. Later, he went on crime spree looting from several citizens targeting cab-hailing drivers. He was eventually apprehended by Brigade police…

Knife-wielding criminal caught trying to mug MQM-P MNA

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Abdul Waseem on Sunday encountered a ‘street criminal’ who allegedly made an abortive attempt to steal money pointing knife at him, ARY News reported. The incident took place in Block N, North Nazimabad, when the MNA was returning after drawing money from an ATM machine. Read More: Hunt for Karachi knifeman handed over to CTD: sources Security guards of the MQM-P leader and local residents immediately caught the man, who was reportedly…

Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO: The US Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said. Uber has acknowledged the software, known as "Greyball," helped it identify and circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on Uber in areas where its service had not yet been approved, such as Portland, Oregon. The company prohibited the use of Greyball for this purpose…

Karachi: Suspect killed in police encounter, 24 arrested in raids

KARACHI: Police gunned down a criminal in an encounter whereas 24 suspects were rounded up in raids across Karachi, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The slain criminal identified as Fazal alias Baghi was killed in an exchange of fire with policemen in Quaidabad area. Police said that he was wanted to the law enforcement agencies in different criminal cases. Meanwhile, two robbers were arrested in an injured condition following an encounter near Iqbal Market area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Illegal weapons were seized from the…

Fugitive shot dead in encounter with Lahore police

LAHORE: Police shot dead a fugitive, escaped from a police station, in an alleged encounter in Lahore on Sunday night, ARY News reported. Police said that the absconder Abu Bakar, who fled from Defence-A Police Station of Lahore, wa shot dead in an encounter at Harbanspura area of the historic city. His partner-in-crime managed to escape from the scene. The dead body of the fallen criminal, was shifted to the morgue at Mayo Hospital. Abu Bakar was said to be released from jail on 7th November and again stepped…