30 hardened criminals held in Karachi raids
KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested over 30 hardened criminals, including target killers and recovered huge cache of weapons in various raids here on Tuesday.
Rangers claimed to have apprehended 29 suspects, including Lyari gangsters and criminals affiliated with political groups during ongoing targeted raids.
The raids were conducted in various areas of the City, including Bhittai Colony in Korangi, Madhu Goth in Gulshan–e-Iqbal, Khadda Market in Lyari, Khuda Ki Basti, 24 Number Market in Baldia Town, North Nazimabad, Muhammadpur and Gulshan–e-Zia in Orangi, Malir Saudabad, Landhi, Pehlwan Goth, Jamshed Road, Burns Road, Gulshan-e–Maymar and Korangi areas.
Rangers also claimed to have recovered 9 SMGs, three repeaters and other ammunition. Rangers have also conducted a targeted raid in Old Dhobi Ghat and Baghdadi areas of Lyari. Notorious gangster namely Rehan of Wasiullah Lakho group was arrested. Weapons, including grenade launcher and huge quantity of narcotics were also recovered.
Meanwhile, a coordination meeting of police investigation staff of designated police stations, rangers sector commanders, wing commanders, special public prosecutors and rangers law officers was held at Pakistan Rangers Sindh headquarters on Tuesday.
The meeting was called to devise a mechanism to prosecute criminals as per law. During the meeting, new ordinance, existing laws and progress of ongoing cases in the courts were discussed.
Separately, Maripur Police claimed to have apprehended three suspects during a targeted raid in Maripur area. The suspects were identified as Pervez, Saleem and Nadir. According to SHO Shafiq Tanoli, the accused persons were involved in around 50 cases of target killings, however, their political affiliations were not disclosed.