5 cops injured in Macchar colony anti-encroachment operation

Macchar colony anti-encroachment operation news

KARACHI: Five police personnel including women were injured when unruly protestors resorted to stone pelting during anti-encroachment operation in Macchar Colony area here.

According to details the infuriated mob showered police party with stones during the anti-encroachment operation.

The police resorted to shelling and aerial firing to bring the unruly mob, who torched a police mobile, under control.

The police also came under fire during the operation conducted to  clear the houses illegally constructed on Karachi Circular land.

This was the second such anti-encroachment operation to get the land belonging to Karachi Circular Railway cleared so that it could be used for the purpose it was allocated for  in as many days.

It may be mentioned here that Sindh High Court had rejected an application seeking stay order against the anti-encroachment operation in illegal  occupied land.

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