Karachi: 127 suspects collared by LEAs
KARACHI: Law enforcers on Tuesday claimed to arrest 127 suspects during separate targeted raids in the city.
Rangers conducted raids in various parts of the city including Dawood Goth – Baldia Town, Ranchore Line, Tanki Chowk and Reta Plot – Shah Faisal Colony, Korangi, K Area & 36/B – Landhi, Malir City, Gulzarabad – Gadap, Sector 9 North Karachi, Nazimabad Number 3, Old Golimar, Rexer Lane – Lyari, Iqra City – Gulshan e Iqbal, Garden and Mujahid Colony areas last night. Snap checking was also carried out at Al-Falah Society and MA Jinnah Road areas.
24 hardened criminals were arrested and weapons including SMGs and mixed ammo were recovered. Similarly, Karachi police detained more than 99 suspects during 60 targeted raids in other areas. The officials also seized weapons from the custody of suspects. The detainees were involved in various crimes including extortions, robbery and street crimes.
Four suspects allegedly involved in the target killings of policemen and extortion were apprehended from Maripur locality. Their arrests were disclosed during a press conference held by district West police chief DIG Javed Odho. The arrested suspects, Yasir Maqsood, Chaman and Aslam were arrested during a police encounter. One Yasir Maqsood was also wounded. DIG Odho said that during initial interrogation, the accused persons revealed they were involved in around five cases of target killings, and also confessed to extortion. He said that one more criminal, Mohammad Ali, was arrested in another raid, who has been involved in the target killings of at least three policemen in Maripur and Sher Shah.