Karachi: Police arrest 173 suspects in ‘targeted’ raids
KARACHI: Police claimed to have apprehended around 173 suspects during separate targeted raids and operations across the city on Wednesday.
Soon after the killing of workers of the MQM, police launched a targeted operation in Pakistan Bazaar, area of Orangi Town, and detained at least 20 suspects. However, most of them were released later after being found innocent in initial interrogation.
Separately, two suspected terrorists, Amjad and Mir Jan were nabbed from Gulshan–e-Bunair area of Quaidabad. Two hand grenades and pistols were also recovered from their custody.
Similarly, police arrested three suspected criminals –Farooq, Ayaz and Tahir from Orangi Town, over alleged involvement in attacking the house of a Jamaat-e-Islami leader.
Other parts of the metropolis were also raided, and almost 148 criminals were nabbed including 21 absconders, 26 under Arms Ordinance, and 19 under Narcotics Act, eight robbers, seven murderers, and one under Terrorism Act. Three bombs, 40 weapons along with narcotics were also seized.
Separately, a man was shot dead in Metroville within the remits of SITE-A police station.
The victim identified as 27-year-old Ejaz, resident of Baldia Town, left his house for work when armed men riding on motorbikes shot him. He was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where doctor pronounced his death. Police suspect a personal dispute to be the motive behind his killing, while further investigation is in progress.