Karachi: 177 suspects detained in ongoing operation
KARACHI: Continuing operations by law enforcement agencies in various localities of the city resulted in the arrest of around 177 suspected criminals. In one instance, a policeman and a political worker were apprehended by Rangers over alleged involvement in target killing.
On receiving information from intelligence agencies, the Rangers went in and arrested Sohail Ahmed while he was on duty at Garden Police Headquarters. Later, based on information provided by the arrested police official, Rangers personnel conducted a targeted raid in Ranchore Lines and apprehended an alleged target killer, named Zubair. Sources privy to the matter informed that the arrested policeman provided cover and assistance to the target killer. In a separate instance, the police rounded up 21 suspected criminals from rural Sindh.
The accused were made to flee the troubled city of Karachi in order to avoid being arrested by law enforcement agencies during the current clean up drive, and were ultimately taken into custody by District Malir police from Nawabshah. Weapons and foreign currency were also recovered from their possession. The Rangers carried out targeted raids in Pathan Colony, Lyari, Landhi, Shah Faisal Town and North Nazimabad among other areas and caught 35 criminals involved in target killings and extortions.
Most of the detainees are allegedly affiliated with political parties and Lyari gang war. They claim to have recovered weapons including sub machineguns and crackers from the suspects’ possession. Meanwhile, the police claim to have held 119 alleged criminals including 59 absconders, 27 under the Arms Ordinance, 14 under the Narcotics Ordinance, four robbers, three murderers and one extortionist. They recovered narcotics and 29 illicit weapons from the possession of the suspects.