Karachi: Man arrested for selling strays as purebred dogs

  • North Nazimabad dealer used to paint strays to sale them as purebred at exorbitant rates
  • Gulberg police caught the accused by contacting him through his web portal
  • Sagheer used to catch strays from streets, apply paint to make them look like purebred

KARACHI – A man from North Nazimabad area of Karachi was arrested for duping people by selling stray dogs at exorbitant rates claiming them to be pedigreed canines.

According to Gulberg SP Bashir Brohi, a local, Riazuddin, informed the police that a man named Sagheer sold him stray dogs claiming they were of a special breed.

The buyer, happy at purchasing the breed, gave them a bath to have the shock of his life as the colour painted on them to make them look like pedigreed dogs came off.

Riazuddin took to police, which acted upon the complaint, and conned the accused by contacting him through another advertisement that was posted on the same website.

The police arrested Sagheer and recovered four stray dogs from his possession, whom he had claimed were German Shepherds.

As interrogation started, the accused told the police that he and his accomplices caught stray dogs wandering around in streets paint them.

They put the photos up online after which people contact them and they deliver the dogs at their doorsteps, he added.