Karachi: ‘Gangster’ arrested in Lyari
KARACHI: An alleged gangster associated with the Aziz group was arrested with a huge cache of weapons from Lyari in a raid conducted by the South Range police on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing at his office, DIG (South) Abdul Khalique Sheikh said the police were tasked with arresting the people involved in spreading violence in Lyari. The police carried out a raid in Chakiwara while some suspects were moving weapons. They opened fire on the law enforcers, who retaliated. After an encounter Altaf alias Baba was arrested while the other suspects managed to escape.
Police searched their hideout and found 25 rifles and Awan rockets, 10 hand grenades, two Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher.
The detainee was wanted by the Lyari police in more than 25 cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other crimes.