Karachi: 200 suspects arrested in raids from Sultanabad
KARACHI: Following the orders of Supreme Court for removal of no–go areas from the metropolis, police and rangers held at least 200 suspects on the first day of the operation. The suspects were taken into custody during targeted operation in Karachi’s top most wanted no–go area, Sultanabad of Manghopir, however, from 200 detainees, 184 were released shortly after detention while the remaining 16 others were in Rangers’ custody.
The operation was launched in the wee hours of Saturday and around 1,000 personnel of the Rangers, including the commandos of Rangers’ anti–terrorism squad and women wing participated. The entry and exit points of the area were also closed and no one was allowed to go in or out during the operation hours.
On the other hand, Rangers spokesman also claimed to have recovered at least 54 weapons of different calibers, walkie-talkies with batteries and three prepared improvised explosive devices.
Aerial surveillance in order to avoid escape of the suspected terrorists were also carried out during the operation while director general Rangers, Sindh, Major General Rizwan Akhtar also arrived and monitor the operation.
The detainees were shifted to undisclosed location for further questioning and to ascertain their links with the ongoing incidents of terrorism and crime especially bomb blasts and attacks on the law enforcers.