KARACHI – At least five bandits looted Rs1.5 million from a private bank at Tariq Road within the jurisdictions of Ferozabad police station on Thursday.

According to details, gunmen held the staffers hostage on gunpoint as they barged into the bank with the help of bank security guard.

Police said the robber looted amount from the cash counter and decamped on a car with the booty along with the recording of close circuit cameras.

Police said that a security guard of a private company namely Nazim Ali was deployed at the bank nearly week ago who was also involved in the robbery. He managed to escape along with his accomplices. Police registered a case against unidentified culprits.

POLICE MAKE HEADWAY IN ABBAS TOWN PROBE:

The police made further headway in Abbas Town blast investigation.

According to Media Reports, the police said that the vehicle and explosive material for wreaking havoc in the Karachi neighborhood was brought from Hub.

Chaudhry Aslam, SSP of CID department of the Karachi police, said the terrorists failed in their first attempt to detonate the bomb and exploded the huge quantity of explosive through pressing the button of remote control in the second attempt.

The officer said as many as six terrorists were arrested in connection with the horrific bombing which claimed almost 50 lives and destroying several residential buildings.

Chaudhry Aslam said two out of the six accused identified as Inamullah and Bashir aka Champoo were also involved in carrying out three blasts in other parts of the metropolis in the past.

SEVEN NABBED: Rangers have launched targeted operation in the area of Shah Faisal Colony, Azeem Pura, Green Town and nabbed seven personals including the office holders of political party.

According to details, the Rangers has launched operation arresting four including office bearer of political party from Green town while three persons from Azeem Pura and shifted them to unknown place for interrogation.

Meanwhile, several suspects were arrested during door to door search in the area for four hours.

However, the residents of the area claimed that the rangers have apprehended innocent students during operation and they demanded for immediate release of these students.

Meanwhile, Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh has called for strengthening the security measures in the province on the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23.

According to a press release issued here, he directed that all the security steps be undertaken at the City level and the instructions issued from time-to-time be strictly followed for completely controlling the law and order situation.

With regard to the security strategy, the strength of police officers and personnel be also ensured. The IGP also directed that every possible security steps be taken at the functions and ceremonies organised on the occasion of the Pakistan Day. He said that additional police force be kept stand-by at the Zonal DIGs level in case of any emergency. Shabbir said that there should be a complete coordination with the law-enforcement agencies.