The additional SHO of Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station was martyred in an encounter with suspected robbers near Samama Shopping Centre in Karachi on Friday
According to the police, the killed police officer was identified as Abdul Rahim.
Police said that the robbers attempted to steal the cash from a citizen when he got in his car after withdrawing money from the ATM of a private bank at Khalid Bin Waleed Road.
As soon after getting informed, Ferozabad police reached there in no time and gave chase after the culprits tried to flee the scene.
In the meantime, the police said a message was sent on the wireless about the robbers trying to evade arrest, mobilising the entire district’s police.
A check post was set up near Safari Park. Upon seeing the policemen there, the robbers opened fire at them that resulted in the killing of the police official.
The robbers, however, fled the scene, A search operation is underway to find the culprits.