Karachi: 9 suspects held in raids
KARACHI: Law enforcers on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended around nine suspects in separate targeted raids across the city. Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested four alleged suspects among political worker and gang war leader from Shershah and Mauripur.
CID police conducted a raid in Shershah and managed to arrest two alleged suspects Sabir Baig and Zahid Hussain and recovered two TT pistols and four hand grenade from their possession. The officials said Sabir belonged to a political party while Zahid was affiliated with a gangwar. The officials further informed that accused were involved in target killing of at least eight people. They were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.
Elsewhere, CID police nabbed two street criminals Abdul Jabbar and Mukhtar during targeted raid at Maripur. The case has been registered against them, the officials added. Separately, Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police apprehended three street criminals from Pahar Ganj area of Nazimabad.
Police officials said they conducted a targeted raid on a tip-off about the presence of criminal elements. As soon as police arrived at the site, criminals opened fire on them and an exchange of fire ensued. However after retaliation from the police, three accused Tahir Gul, Farooq Shah and Amir were arrested while their other companions Naseem, Yousuf and Imran managed to escape under the cover of aerial firing. Police also claimed to have recovered three TT pistols, a snatched motorbike and three cell phones from their custody.
Meanwhile, two suspects Munawar and Raja were taken into custody after brief encounter with police in Banaras area of Orangi Town. The officials also recovered weapon, looted amount and snatch motorbike from their possession.