Karachi search operation: Over 20 suspects detained

Published: August 30, 2011

Rangers recover arms and ammunition during ongoing campaign to stem target killings in city. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

Rangers recover arms and ammunition during ongoing campaign to stem target killings in city. PHOTO: INP/ FILE Police and Rangers along with 500 Federal corps have been deployed across city in order to curb the spate of killing. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/EXPRESS

KARACHI: More than 20 suspects were arrested from various areas on Tuesday during overnight raids conducted by police and Rangers in the wake of a search operation in Karachi.

Rangers also recovered arms and ammunition in the outskirts of Karachi during the ongoing campaign to stem target killings through targeted operations.

(Read: 90 suspects arrested in Karachi, search operation continues)

Four suspects were arrested in a joint operation from sector nine of Baldia Town, whereas, two Kalashnikovs and two TT pistols were also recovered from their possession.

Police also arrested four drug dealers and two criminals from different areas of the city and also recovered arms and drugs along with stolen cell phones.

Police is further investigating the suspects.

Meanwhile, the ban on pillion riding, earlier put in place to stem crime and target killing in Karachi, was lifted for the three days of Eid by Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Earlier, the Supreme Court took notice of the three months of continuous violence that claimed over 400 lives and is known as the worst violence the city has seen since the 1990s.

(Read: Armageddon now: ‘Apocalypse is coming to Karachi’)

The police and Rangers along with 500 FC personnel have been deployed across the city in order to curb the spate of killings and regain normalcy.

Reader Comments (5)

  • Aug 30, 2011 - 1:09PM

    Cmon we need more and highly wide spread operation . Karachi Police Come on for once show what u worth of

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  • abbas
    Aug 30, 2011 - 1:51PM

    We do not want just arrest, punish them and do that publicaly for once God sake. Make it like Saudi Arabia or Iran so that others learn the lesson.

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Aug 30, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Our courts have a track record of releasing the TERRORISTS so no need to worry these guys will also be released if not now maybe in 3 months

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  • ba ha
    Aug 30, 2011 - 3:08PM

    Only 20 people??… takes more than the dirty 20 to create that mayhem.

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Aug 31, 2011 - 10:36AM

    @ Ovais , trying eek out more from Karachi police ?

    Remember , 10,000 police officials “recruited ” by no other than our “Lion ” Zulfiqar Mirza
    ( his own claim 0.

    Now face it .

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