Karachi: Rangers detain 2 ‘target killers’ among 9
KARACHI: Two infamous target killers along with seven other criminals have been detained with weapons during a targeted operation in Patel Para, said the Pakistan Rangers–Sindh on Monday. Around 300 soldiers of the paramilitary force, including commandos and female personnel, blocked the roads leading to Patel Para and conducted a door–to–door search in the locality.
During the operation, two “infamous target killers” named Tariq alias Don and Asim Mirza and several others were taken into custody.
The search operation was carried out on a tip-off regarding presence of criminals in the Patel Para locality. Rangers soldiers not only detained two “target killers” but also recovered several illegal weapons from them.
Prior to the search operation, both ends of the Business Recorder Road were closed for all vehicular traffic from Guru Mandir and Lasbela, while Rangers soldiers were deployed at all other entry and exit points of the locality.
After the search operation was completed, enraged locals staged a protest against the Rangers operation. Chanting slogans against the paramilitary force, the protesters said the soldiers had violated their privacy.
Some miscreants among the demonstrators also manhandled members of the press who were there to cover the Rangers operation. A spokesman for the paramilitary force said that after initial investigations, several detainees were released but nine of them were still in detention.
On Saturday, July 20, in a mysterious explosion in a house in Patel Para, at least three people were killed and two others injured. The explosion took place on the third floor of a three–storeyed building on a 60–yard plot on Business Recorder Road.
An improvised explosive device was mishandled by the occupants of the house. The flat was rented to a family by Constable Mansoor Shah of the Jamshed Quarters police a few days before the blast. DSP Qasim Ghauri said the bomb weighing four to five kilograms was mishandled by the people inside the building.