On Monday, the authorities claimed to have detained at least 59 suspects, including target killers, in raids throughout the city.
An alleged target killer identified as Fahimuddin alias Fahim Kala was arrested form Saeedabad. SHO Tariq Islam did not disclose the suspect’s political affiliation but said that he had confessed to have killed Pakistan Peoples Party and Sunni Tehreek workers. A man identified as Imran Anwer was arrested in Orangi Town. Mominabad DSP Tariq Maliked claimed that Anwer was a target killer. He added that the suspect got injured in an encounter with the police and was injured and taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
DSP Nazeer Abro carried out a raid in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and arrested one dozen suspects from Micasa Apartments. Around 17 suspects were taken into custody from Orangi Town. The residents staged a protest against the authorities.
A dozen suspects were arrested and weapons were seized from District Central. The Garden police claim to have arrested three suspects while 13 suspects were caught from Mehmoodabad, Quaidabad and Korangi.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.