KARACHI: The anti-violent crime cell (AVCC) of Sindh police claimed to have shot dead two suspected kidnappers in a shootout within the limits of Steel Town police station late Monday night.
AVCC officials said two suspects, identified as Abdul Malik alias Haji and Haider Ali alias Rajo, were killed in a shootout with the personnel of AVCC and two T.T pistols and a vehicle were recovered from their possession.
Both the suspects were involved in the abduction of trader Masood Feroz from Bahadurabad area and two of their accomplices were killed and two others arrested in an encounter on Sept 7, according to SSP AVCC Abdullah Ahmed.
The AVCC personnel carried out a targeted raid following the lead provided by the arrested kidnappers, he said and added when the police reached the spot, the kidnappers opened fire on them and were killed in retaliatory fire by the police.
On Sept 7, two kidnappers were killed and two others arrested after a fierce shootout with AVCC police in the city’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed neighborhood, which had led to the safe release of a hostage from their captivity.
Masood Feroze was abducted from Bahadurabad area on August 23. The abductors had demanded Rs15 million from his family for his safe release.
On being approached by the captive’s family about the abduction, the AVCC along with Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) worked on the case, said SSP AVCC. As a result, a joint team of AVCC and CPLC conducted a raid at a building in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area.
As the team of the law enforcers reached close to the building, the kidnappers opened fire on them and tried to flee from the scene, he said. After a heavy exchange of fire, two kidnappers were killed and two others were arrested while the captive was also safely rescued, the officer said.