Notorious robber arrested in police encounter near Khairpur

KHAIRPUR: Tando Masti police on Monday claimed to have apprehended a notorious robber in an encounter near Pir Jilani Link Road in district Khairpur.

According to the police report, the arrested accused, identified as Waheed Ali Metlo, sustained serious injuries during the encounter, while arms and a stolen motorcycle were recovered from his possession. However, his accomplice managed to escape.

According to SSP Khairpur, the Tando Masti police received intelligence indicating the presence of the wanted criminals near Pir Jilani Link Road, close to the pumping station, with intentions of carrying out criminal activities.

Upon reaching the location, a fierce clash erupted between the police and the suspects, resulting in the capture of Waheed Ali Metlo. The arrested criminal is notorious for his involvement in various criminal activities, including robbery and theft, as confirmed by SSP Khairpur, Dr Samiullah Soomro.

Waheed Ali Metlo, identified as an active member of a motorcycle theft gang, was on the police's wanted list. Recent criminal activities attributed to him and his associates included the theft of a motorcycle from the Milkar police station Shah Latif area.

During the operation, law enforcement recovered a pistol, bullets, and a dismantled motorcycle from the possession of the injured criminal. The apprehended suspect was subsequently transferred to the Civil Hospital in Khairpur for medical treatment, according to SSP Khairpur. Investigations are ongoing to trace and apprehend the escaped accomplice.