Sindh rangers arrest 11 members of three gangs
KARACHI: The Sindh Rangers arrested 11 alleged members of three notorious groups during separate raids in different areas of the city. The rangers also shot and killed a person in Liaquatabad who was fleeing along with his associate after looting a passenger bus.
The men who were arrested include Fazal Hussain, Shoukat, Adnan, Mohsin, Waqas, Sajid, Nasir Hussain, Mohammad Imran, Gulzar, Bashir and Tahir. They were all mainly active on Tariq Road and in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Baloch Colony, Gurumandir, Pak Colony, Mauripur, PIB Colony, Macchar Colony and Dalmia.
A press conference was held Monday at Jinnah Headquarters, during which Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai Corps Commander Colonel Pervez Bashir claimed that the accused had committed various crimes and had confessed during initial investigations. The rangers, in collaboration with the police, successfully raided different areas such as Sohrab Goth, Gulistan-e-Johar, Lyari, North Karachi, Macchar Colony and Kharadar and arrested the gangsters, said Bashir. The on-going campaign against the anti-social elements was launched after special directives were issued by Sindh Rangers Director General Major General Liaquat Ali, who has vowed to root out the menace of street crimes in cooperation with the masses, and put the city on the track of peace and prosperity.
Ali thanked the media, the citizens and ulema from various schools of thought for extending their whole-hearted cooperation to law enforcement agencies, which resulted in a peaceful Muharram. He made it clear that the Singh Rangers would continue to help the people of this province.
He appealed to the media and the masses to extend all possible cooperation to the Singh Rangers in order to ensure the forthcoming general elections are held in a peaceful, transparent and impartial manner. He reiterated his resolve that the rangers would deal sternly with anyone who tried to create hurdles in the conduct of peaceful polls.
Rangers also arrested over 31 accused from across the city and recovered weapons and stolen goods from their possessions. They also played their better role in the wheat crisis.
About the passenger bus A citizen named Jahanzaib Anwar informed the rangers who were deployed at Liaquatabad about people looting the passengers on a bus. Rangers personnel got to the scene and the two accused tried to flee under the cover of fire.
The rangers returned fire at the accused resulting in one of them being killed on the spot. The other managed to get away. The body of the accused was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for an autopsy. Rangers also recovered two TT pistols and around Rs 2,500 which was looted from the passengers.
The case was later handed over to the Sharifabad police, who registered FIR number 708 on behalf of the government and have started further investigations. Two street criminals arrested Lyari police also arrested two accused named Mohammad Arif and Qadir Bux after a brief encounter on Mirza Adam Khan Road, within the jurisdiction of the Kalakot Police Station.
SHO Azam Khan claimed to have recovered two TT pistols and one stolen motorcycle from their possession. Arif was injured during the encounter and taken to Civil Hospital Karachi.
FIR number 3108 has been registered and SHO Khan has said that the accused do not have any relation with any gangster groups and are just street criminals.
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