KARACHI - Notorious Lyari Gangster Sardar Abdul Rehman alias Rehman Dakait was killed along with his two companions in the wee hours of Sunday and laid to rest here on Monday in Mawa Shah graveyard. According to the report, Rehman Dakait with his three companions including Aqeel Baloch, Aurangzaib Baba and Nazir Bala were in two cars at Link Road, Kathore, when police party headed by East Zone II, Investigation SSP Aslam Khan tried to stop them near National Highway within the jurisdiction of Steel Town police station. Despite stopping, the culprits reportedly opened firing on the police party. During exchange of fire, Rehman Dakait and his companions sustained bullet injuries and were taken to the hospital. Police recovered three Kalashnikovs, three hand grenades and two 9mm pistols from their possession. Dakait and his companions succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, while their bodies were taken to the Edhi Morgue, Sohrab Goth, after autopsy at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Heavy police contingent of law enforcement agencies were deployed at the morgue where scores of sympathisers of Dakait reached and tried to create law and order situation. On the other hand, sources privy to the matter disclosed that Dakait was on his way to Karachi from Mand, Balochistan here on Sunday, when the police party headed by SSP Aslam Khan arrested them and taken to the said place where an encounter was shown by the police. Police sources confirmed that police high ups have finally got the task to eliminate the Dakait after the murder of CID police inspector who was killed Rehman. Sources pointed out that SSP Aslam Khan had made frequent visits to Lyari since after the assassination of CID inspector Nasir Baloch, but SSP Khan was unable to arrest or kill Rehman Dakait. They explained that whenever SSP Khan reached Lyari with heavy police contingent, operatives of Rehman were seen ready to retaliate, but police party returned without any confrontation. City Police Chief Wasim Ahmed reached JPMC on late Sunday night where he briefed the media that police have been looking for Rehman Dakait in around 80 cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other sort of criminal activities. Ahmed further pointed out that Dakaits name was included in the Red Book of Crime Investigation Department (CID) and Government of Sindh had announced the reward money of Rs5 million on his arrest. Following the assassination of Dakait, enraged supporters of Dakait burnt tyres, resorted to aerial firing and forced traders to close shops, on that, commercial and routine life in various areas of downtown and adjacent areas were suspended. Tension gripped the areas including Lyari, Malir Soldier Bazaar, Pak Colony, Jahangir Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and other areas while heavy contingent of police and rangers deployed in the areas.