Karachi: ‘Target killers, extortionists’ among 31 arrested
KARACHI: The Sindh Police Department, in collaboration with the Pakistan Rangers, conducted targeted raids in various parts of the city and rounded up 31 suspects believed to be involved in extortion and target killings.
DIG Javed Alam Odho of the West Range said he had formed separate investigation teams to arrest the culprits involved in target killings and other heinous crimes.
During the course of their investigations, a team of the Azizabad police raided a hideout of “criminals” and arrested Fahim alias Wadera while his accomplices fled from the spot. They also recovered a pistol from his possession.
The accused was moved to the investigation unit where he initially confessed to eight target killings, six other murders and two arson attempts.
Some of the target killings were committed by the accused in the Taimuria police precincts, where he and his accomplices had targeted head constable Ayub on Dental College Road in North Nazimabad.
On May 19 last year, the accused had murdered a man named Muhammad on University Road in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police precincts.
The accused also confessed to murdering a man behind the Rizvia Imambargah in 2012. Moreover, he and his accomplices had attacked a funeral procession near Rizvia Chowrangi during which a person was killed while another was injured.
During a protest on Shahrah–e-Pakistan, he beat up a stranger to death. The accused disclosed that after returning from a funeral procession, he and his accomplices had disrupted law and order near Safoora Chowrangi and the Millennium Mall.