SHOOTOUT IN MEMON GOTH
By Staff Reporter
KARACHI: Sindh Rangers gunned down a ‘suspected’ militant in retaliatory firing during a raid in Memon Goth area of the city. According to details, the paramilitary force carried out a raid on an intelligence tip-off about presence of unscrupulous elements in the area. The militants allegedly opened fire on the raiding team after as paramilitary personnel encircled their hideout. LEA returned the fire killing one of the militant while two other managed to flee the gun battle, official sources informed media. The militant killed was later identified as Ghafoor Chottu, who is said to be affiliated with one of the notorious gangs of Lyari- Baba Ladla group. Chottu was wanted in as many as 20 criminal cases, besides a case of killing three foreign nationals in Hub city of Balochistan back in 2006, the official sources added. The slain gangster was also said to be a close aide of infamous gang leader Rehman Dacoit, who was died in an encounter with police. Rangers also claimed to recover a hand grenade and a rifle from the possession of the gangster.