Karachi: Huge quantity of weapons recovered
KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Friday claimed to have detained around 40 suspects, including six target killers, from different parts of the metropolis and recovered huge quantity of weapons from their possession during the surgical operation.
Heavy contingents of Rangers and police, along with lady personnel, entered Machhar Colony, Keamari and its surrounding areas after Fajr prayers and sealed off all interior and exterior roads. They conducted the operation for more than five hours and held around 30 suspects.
Sources said that LEAs conducted raid on the pointation of detained persons, recovering huge quantity of weapons and drugs from their possession.
Crime Investigation Department (CID) and Anti-Extremist Cell (AEC) claimed to have arrested five target killers from several parts of the metropolis.
SSP Chaudhry Aslam said that police parties conducted raids at Ittehad Town, Mochko and Shanti Nagar in which they arrested five alleged target killers Asif Khan, Naveed alias Choto, Mohammad Faisal, Mumtaz and Rajjab Ali and recovered illegal weapons including two kalashnikovs, five TT pistols and several rounds from their possession.
The SSP said during initial investigation the accused confessed to killing five persons Rasheed, Aziz, Mohammad Akbar and two unknown in Kalri, Pak Colony and garden areas. He said the accused belonged to gangster groups formed in Pak Colony and Old City areas. “They were also involved in other heinous crime cases. Further investigation was underway,” he said.
Sir Syed police conducted raids at sector 11-A and Adam Town, North Karachi and arrested four criminals, Naveed, Abdullah, Munawar and Kareem, and recovered one repeater and two TT pistols from their possession. DSP Altaf Hussain informed that they were involved in riots and other crimes during recent series of target killings in the city.
Malir City police arrested accused Ali Asghar from Malir 15 and recovered a TT pistol from his possession. A police official said the accused was involved in the murder of Naveed Tanoli, son of Inspector Mushtaq Tanoli. Further investigation was in progress.