Karachi: Two cops arrested for injuring man in fake encounter


KARACHI: Two policemen were taken into custody after they shot and injured a man in an alleged encounter in Gizri area of the city on late Sunday night.


Imran Zaidi, Station House Officer of the area, said a probe is underway into the ‘police encounter’, which became suspicious hours after it was carried out when a man riding a motorcycle was shot and injured.

“Both policemen are locked up, and investigation is underway,” he said of the incident which police earlier termed an encounter, saying motorcyclist didn’t pull up despite being signaled by the cops.

The injured man, whose name is not known, was being treated at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex. The latest incident comes less than a month after police gunned down a young man in a controversial encounter.

Zakariya, a resident of Lyari, was killed in Defence area of the city, in an alleged shootout which police said took place after the youth committed an armed robbery.