Karachi: Cop arrested among 77 suspects
KARACHI: Law enforcers claimed to have apprehended around 77 suspects including target killers and Lyari gangsters during the ongoing-targeted raids across the city on Sunday.
In the first happening, Mehmoodabad police arrested two suspects including a policeman for his alleged involvement in the incidents of target killings. The arrests were made when Mehmoodabad police conducted a raid near Kala Pul and Akhtar Colony areas. According to SHO Mohammad Sarwar, the accused policeman Wajid Hussain posted to Boat Basin police station, was involved in the target killing of an ex–policeman Rafaqat while the other accused Tahir was involved in the target killing of a local restaurant owner, Abdullah Saeed. The officer while quoting the arrested cop said that he and Rafaqat were relatives and he killed him over some family matters. The case has been registered while further investigation was underway.
Separately, three suspects were taken into custody during an encounter with the police in Defence. DSP Tariq Mughal said the weapons, snatched motorcycle and looted cash were also recovered from their possession while further investigation was underway.
Moreover, Karachi police nabbed around 58 criminals during separate targeted raids and operations in various parts of the metropolis. The officials also recovered weapons, drugs and snatched motorbikes from the possession of suspects.
Meanwhile, Rangers conducted targeted raids in Chakiwara, Korangi Industrial Area, Korangi, Mianwali Colony, Frontier Colony, Light House and Banaras Chowk areas and carried out snap checking in Shah Nawaz Chowk, Lines Area, Water Pump Chowrangi and Golimar localities. According to the Rangers’ spokesman, 14 hardened criminals including Lyari gangsters and criminals affiliated with political groups, involved in heinous crimes were arrested along with weapons.