Raids by law enforcement agencies: 12, including 3 target killers, arrested
KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have arrested 12 suspects, including three target killers, during separate raids in the metropolis here on Monday.
In the first raid, Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) arrested Ghulam Ghaus alias Pannu. He was arrested in a raid in New Karachi area on a tip-off. One TT pistol was also recovered from his possession. According to SSP Raja Omer Khattab, Ghaus belongs to a political party and confessed to have been involved in various cases of target killings and arson. He said that raids for his companions’ arrests were also being conducted.
Separately, the Garden Police arrested two alleged target killers Rehan, son of Hassan and Ejaz Moosa, along with weapons. SHO Zahid Soomro said that the accused persons were affiliated with a political party and had been involved in nearly a dozen cases of target killings. Further investigation was underway.
In another raid, the Mobina Town Police claimed to have arrested five suspects involved in several cases of street crimes besides looting passenger buses. Police also claimed to have recovered two TT pistols and a rickshaw from their possession. At least four suspects were arrested in separate raids at Mujahid Colony and KDA Chowrangi along with three TT pistols, one stolen car and a motorcycle.
Meanwhile, three suspects Aslam Ajju, Amir Bharam and Fahad Iqbal alias Fahad Pathan were arrested by Rangers during targeted operations in Lyari and Kharadar. Accused Fahad Iqbal was detained from Koyla Godown, situated within Lyari Chakiwara police station precincts. One Kalashnikov, three TT pistols, a 9mm pistol, one dagger, a sword and 25 kilogrammes narcotics were also recovered from his possession.
Sources say that accused Iqbal is the younger brother of Faisal Pathan, a notorious Lyari gangster. Iqbal, later handed over to the police, was also involved in several cases.
Another accused Bharam was handed over to the Garden Police while Ajju was handed over to the Kharadar Police. Sources say that they were handed over to police after being found guilty during initial course of interrogation.