Karachi: Six arrested after clash during anti-encroachment drive
KARACHI: The situation became tense after violent clashes erupted between the police and protesters in Gulistan-e-Jauhar block 11 during an anti-encroachment drive, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
As per details, the people gathered in the area to demonstrate against an anti-encroachment drive in the area. When officials of the anti-encroachment department and Karachi Development Authority kicked off the operation in line with the orders of the SHC, people staged protest in order to obstruct the operation. They also blocked traffic on roads by putting tyres on fire.
The protest met with baton charge when people turned violent and they resorted to stone pelting and aerial firing. A policeman was injured in the incident and he has been shifted to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, police have arrested six people for interference in the state affairs. Officials said the land was being retrieved from illegal occupants, adding that it will be handed over to the legitimate owners.