Weapons buried for several years were recovered from a building in the Old City area of Karachi.
SSP Central of the police, while talking to media today said that search for more weapons has been underway as “We have got more information.”
“We are investigating if the arms belong to a banned outfit,” the SSP said, “Details also being gathered about the owner of the godown and the person that hired it on rent.”
“A large cache of heavy weapons was recovered in digging during last night. More arms including a sten gun were found in the morning,” the police official said.
SSP Central Murtaza Tabassum said that no arrest has been made in the case so far. “There are reports about arms at some more places,” SSP Central said.
“Recovered arms include machine-guns, anti-aircraft gun and sten gun,” he said. “The weapons are rusted, how these arms came here we have to look into it,” SSP Tabassum said.
“Recovery of arms cache near a police station is a matter of concern,” he said.
An investigation will be launched into who owned the building several years ago. After a complete recovery of arms, there will be investigations from various angles.
According to the SSP Central, different portions of the floor were excavated. Heavy arms were buried under the house’s floor which included anti-aircraft gun, anti-tank and anti-helicopter weaponry, as well as ammunition to detonate buildings.
Police claim the weapon appears to be 10 to 12 years old.