Karachi: LJ terrorist among 147 nabbed
KARACHI: Law enforcers claimed to have arrested around 147 suspects including members of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and a target killer during separate raids and operations in various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.
As per details, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested a terrorist affiliated with outlawed LeJ, who has been identified as Amin alias Munna alias Chingari, from Orangi Town. According to in-charge of the CID’s Sectarian Cell Fayyaz Khan, the accused was involved in target killings of more than a dozen police officials, 33 political workers and people belonging to the Shia sect. He belongs to Hafiz Qasim Rasheed group of LeJ. The officials also claimed to have recovered 3 rockets with launchers, 20 kilogrammes of explosives with fuse, detonators, wires, and a 9mm pistol.
Separately, Mobina Town police nabbed an accused along with his two accomplices during a raid at their hideout at Abul Hassan Isphani Road. District East SSP Pir Mohammad Shah while addressing a press conference said that the accused Ghulam Qasim aka Abba and his two aides, Kallu Bengali and Adil Ali were serial target killers, involved in more than 100 cases of target killings. The officer also said that weapons were recovered from their possession. Meanwhile, further investigations are underway.
Moreover, Pakistan Rangers Sindh apprehended around 20 suspects during separate targeted raids and operations in various parts of the metropolis, including Model Colony, Landhi No 5, Shah Faisal Colony, Pakhtunbabad, New Karachi, Nazimabad No 2, Pak Colony, Islamia Colony and Lyari. The officials also recovered weapons from the custody of the suspects. The detainees were shifted to an undisclosed location for further questioning. During the targeted operation the entire locality was cordoned.
Meanwhile, Karachi police nabbed around 123 suspects including, 15 absconders, 2 target killers, 4 kidnappers, 1 extortionist, 17 for illicit weapons, 5 drug peddlers, 7 street criminals and 72 others involved in other heinous crimes. The arrests were made during 75 raids and 8 encounters; the officials also recovered weapons from the suspect’s possession.