Kidnapped man found in Lyari ‘torture cell’
KARACHI: The Rangers claimed on Wednesday that they had unearthed a ‘torture cell’ in Lyari and recovered a kidnap victim from there and detained some people in different parts of Lyari.
The paramilitary troops moved in different parts of Lyari early on Wednesday morning and carried out siege and search operations.
They cordoned off some areas of Lyari and started a door-to-door operation in Saifi Lane and found a torture cell pointed out by a suspect detained earlier. A Rangers spokesman said a kidnapped person was found in the torture cell.
The spokesman did not disclose information about the operators of the torture cell and identity of the kidnapped victim. The Rangers also conducted search operations in Bihar Colony, Al-Falah Road, Bhitaiabad, Ali Mohammad Mohalla, Rangiwara, Koyla Godam and Baghdadi and detained several suspects.
Later they moved into other parts of the city including, Raheem Goth, Gulzar-i-Hijri, Kharadar, Gadap Town and Moosa Colony, and detained many people.
The Rangers spokesman said that more than a dozen persons were taken into custody during the raids in Lyari and other parts of the city but most of them were released after initial interrogation and only three suspects remained in Rangers’ custody.
He said at least 18 firearms, including Kalashnikovs, repeaters, over 500 bullets and narcotics, were also seized. He said the suspects were being questioned and later would be handed over to police.