Bid to Leave Karachi With Dead Body in Ambulance During Lockdown Foiled

Bid to Leave Karachi With ‘Dead Body’ in Ambulance During Lockdown Foiled

KARACHI: In what appeared to be an effective policing at entry and exit points in the city to enforce coronavirus lockdown, Karachi police on Monday foiled a bid from a group of people to leave the city in an ambulance with a dead body, Stay Connected reported.

According to SSP Malir Ali Raza, an ambulance was moving out from the city with a dead body and 10 other family members when police intercepted the vehicle within Gadap Town police station remits.

The personnel found a man lying on the Ambulance Stretcher, pretending to be dead. However, during an in-depth probe and questioning, it was found that they were traveling to Dipalpur, a city in Okara district.

The ambulance was carrying 10 people including women and children, said Ali Raza adding that the driver had booked the transportation for Rs 52,000 and also arranged fake death documents to cover-up the story.

The police have taken into possession the ambulance and fake documents, he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that overall 224 people were arrested and 75 cases registered against them in the Sindh province for violating coronavirus lockdown orders on Saturday.

More than half of the arrests were made from Karachi, 138, with 51 cases registered against them.

38 people were booked under 11 cases in Sukkur for violating the lockdown orders, followed by Hyderabad where four cases were registered against 22 violators.

According to details, 14 people were held and booked under three cases in Larkana, 10 arrested and booked under five cases in Shaheed Benazirabad while a case was registered against two violators in Mirpurkhas.

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