Karachi: Police claims 482 encounters and 5,111 arrests in 2012
KARACHI: The police of all five districts have arrested 5,111 suspects during the period of January 01 to May 31, 2012, in 482 encounters, says a report released by the department on Sunday. The report, presented to IGP Sindh Mushtaq Shah, stated that 117 encounters took place in District South, 105 in District East, 53 in District West, 86 in District Central and 97 in District Malir during which 459 dacoits and other criminals – 90 in South, 105 in East, 102 in West, 96 in Central and 66 in Malir – were arrested red-handed. The police broke up 335 dacoit gangs, while 46 dacoits were killed in encounters during the period under the report.
The SIU arrested 38 accused in 17 encounters and 93 in other actions, while the AVCC arrested five accused in three encounters and 10 suspects in other action. Meanwhile, the ACLC arrested 12 accused in encounters and other actions. The police recovered 2570 pistols, 73 revolvers, 55 repeaters, 38 rifles, five shot guns, 34 SMGs.