Karachi: TTP commander, 4 aides held as search operation continues
KARACHI: A commander of banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was arrested during a search operation in Manghopir, while police claimed to have detained 20 suspects from various parts of the metropolis on Thursday.
According to sources, a heavy contingent of law enforcers on late Wednesday night cordoned off Manghopir, Kati Pahari and other surrounding areas and conducted door-to-door search, which led to the arrest of Usman Ghani, commander of banned TTP.
DSP Tariq Malik said on a tip-off that the accused was hiding in the area for medical treatment, the Frontier Constabulary (FC) and police conducted operation in the area, arrested Usman along with his four other accomplices and recovered weapons and explosive material from their possession.
He said accused Usman, who belonged to North Waziristan and had injured in an armed battle with Pakistan Army, came to Karachi for treatment.
Similarly, the police arrested six suspects during raids in Korangi No 1, Nasir Colony and Chakra Goth and recovered two repeaters, four pistols and drugs from their possession.
Four more suspects, Shabbir Hussain, Adil Sultan, Naveed and Tanveer, were detained by special investigation team from Landhi while two others Ali Asghar and Nadeem were arrested by Saudabad police.
Meanwhile, Pak Colony police on a tip-off conducted a raid near Old Golimar to recover hostages but remained unsuccessful.
Separately, the law enforcers claimed to have arrested five more suspects during search operation in Liaquatabad, Azam Nagar and FC Area and recovered weapons and drugs from their possession.