Karachi: IG Sindh places Rs5mn largess on cops killers


KARACHI: Inspector General of Sindh police, A.D Khawaja on Wednesday announced Rs 5 million bounty for providing information relating to killers of policemen deployed on the security of health workers engaged in a four-day anti-polio campaign.


During his visit to the crime scene, the IG Sindh got a briefing on initial investigation into the incident.

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Talking to media, Khawaja said that the militants could not down the morale of the law enforcers. He added that it is not possible to provide two police mobiles each to 5000 anti-polio teams.

The IG Sindh announced a compensation of Rs 2 million for each family of the victim. Two family members of each family would also be given jobs in the police department, he added.

Earlier, seven cops were killed when they came under fire from miscreants in Karachi’s Orangi Town locality in deadliest ambush of 2016 on law enforcers.

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According to our correspondent, two police parties were targeted in Bangla Bazar area where unidentified gunmen on motorbikes fired shots on patrolling vehicles.

The policemen were guarding polio teams in the restive locality of Karachi where several polio teams have been attacked in the past.

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“Eight terrorists riding four motorcycles opened fire on two police teams. One of our injured policemen retaliated,” DIG West Feroz Shah said.

“Four policemen were killed in one attack and three died in a second ambush,” he said.