Cop shot dead in Karachi’s Orangi Town

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An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Police was shot dead on late Saturday night while dining at a local restaurant in Karachi’s Orangi Town area, a police spokesperson confirmed.

According to details, three shots of 9mm pistol were fired by two unknown motorcycle riders and targeted ASI Akram fatally.

ASI Akram was posted in Manghopir Investigation Unit, and the police said it looks like a targeted assassination event.

However, there has not been an update on the arrests made in the case. Police have collected the evidence and recorded accounts of the witnesses from the site of the crime, and initiated the probe into the matter.

The law enforcement agency is also in the process of seeking information from eyewitnesses as well as gaining footage of the close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that may be installed near the scene of the murder.

Many cases in recent times have emerged in Site Area, Baldia Town and in the periphery; and sleeper cells of terrorists working against police have been on the rise, police said.

Meanwhile, The police assistance sub-inspector killed late Sunday last night in the Orangi Town restaurant was on a stakeout mission waiting to meet his informant on a case, an eye-witness told police.

The witness told police an unknown armed man stormed the restaurant, where ASI Akram was waiting for someone to pay him a visit, and fired fatal shots at him.

I myself narrowly escaped the gunshots, said the witness. He said the alleged killer held a gun in both his hands and held a gun in ASI Akram’s direction and at mine but I escaped.

Soon after shooting at him the alleged shooter ran away with his accomplice on a bike, the witness told police. ASI Akram went to the restaurant only to await his informant while he visited the area with another police officer, he said.

The counter-terrorism department of police has launched an investigation into the killing of ASI Akram.

Reproted earlier today was that a Police ASI had been shot dead by late Sunday night while dining at a local restaurant in the Orangi Town area.

According to the details police then shared, the three shots were allegedly fired by two unknown motorcycle riders who used 9mm pistols and targeted ASI Akram fatally.

ASI Akram was posted in Manghopir Investigation Unit, and the Police said it looks like a targeted assassination event.

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