Karachi: 11 nabbed in targeted raids
KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) claimed to have arrested 11 people, recovering weapons from their possession here on Monday.
Crime branch police arrested an alleged arms dealer after an encounter. A huge cache of weapons was also recovered from his possession. SSP Farooq Awan said that a police party conducted a raid at Nishtar Road and after a brief encounter arrested Sher Akbar, recovering an MP 5 rifle, a repeater, three 30 bore pistols, one 9-MM pistol and a Carbine rifle from his possession. SSP Awan said Akbar was involved in dozens of arms smuggling cases and used to smuggle weapons from the tribal areas before supplying them to the criminals. During interrogation, Akbar confessed to have supplied arms to the criminals. Further investigation was in process.
Separately, LEAs conducted a raid at an under-construction building in Ahsanabad, detaining five people. They also recovered seven Kalashnikoves, five repeaters, three TT pistols and several rounds from accused’s possession. The detainees were later moved to an unknown location for further investigation. The area police, however, declined to confirm the information.
Meanwhile, Jamshed Quarter police arrested two culprits allegedly involved in the murder of an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in September. According to police officials, they conducted a raid on Jahangir Road and arrested Hakim Baloch and Gull Saeed recovering a TT pistol and ASI Safeer Butt’s cell phone. The deceased was targeted in September at Jahangir Road.
According to SHO Humayun, police have learned in the initial interrogation that some of their absconded accomplices were also involved in the murder. Further investigation was in progress.
Meanwhile, a team of Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) claimed to have arrested two gangsters and recovered weapons from their possession. Police said a team of CIA conducted raid at Baloch Para and arrested Ameer Jan Baloch and Shahnawaz Baloch recovering a TT pistol from their possession. They said both belonged to a Lyari gang had several cases registered against them. Further investigation was underway.