Karachi: Law enforcers round up 206 more suspects
KARACHI: In the ongoing targeted operations across Karachi, police and Rangers picked up 140 more alleged criminals associated with Lyari-based gangs, political parties and banned militant outfits on Sunday.
At least 18 suspected criminals were arrested by paramilitary soldiers and a number of weapons were seized from them.
Rangers launched raids in Khadda Market of Lyari, Medina Town in Landhi, Safoora Chowrangi, Mehran Town in Korangi and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas.
Extended crackdowns were also carried out in Ghazi Goth, Manghopir, while snap-checking was done at Clifton, Hussainia Iranian Imambargah and Cattle Colony areas.
During the operations, 18 suspects said to be involved in heinous crimes were arrested and weapons seized. Further investigations are under way.
The police claimed to have rounded up another 122 suspects with weapons.
The Karachi police arrested 50 absconders, 13 for keeping illegal guns, nine for keeping narcotics, one terrorist, eight robbers, one murderer and 40 more for involvement in other crimes.
The police carried out 92 raids and five encounters and seized 28 unlicensed weapons also.
In more raids, 36 illicit weapons, including four Kalashnikovs, three rifles and four grenades, were seized.
In a separate raid, the Baloch Colony police claimed to have arrested five suspects named Zohaib, Naveed, Adnan, Noman and Waseem involved in street crimes in two separate raids near Iqra University at the Korangi Expressway.
Six .30 pistols and 30 stolen cellphones were recovered which were mostly snatched from Defence and Korangi areas.
In Surjani Town, police arrested three bandits near Khuda Ki Basti as they were busy looting pedestrians.
The suspects were arrested after a brief encounter.
The men were identified as Ayub, Safdar and Ameen. Three pistols and the snatched valuables were seized.
East Zone police arrested 63 people in different raids across the area and recovered 16 TT pistols, Rs15,000 in cash, narcotics, mobile phones and three stolen motorcycles.
The suspects were said to be involved in target killings and extortion.