1,861 criminals arrested by Sindh police in 2017

Performance report says that 84 suspects were killed in encounters


Our Correspondent March 03, 2017
Raids conducted throughout the city. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: The Sindh police have arrested 1,861 criminals, including dacoits and terrorists, while 84 criminals, including 24 terrorists and two kidnappers, were killed in police encounters in January and February this year.

There figures were shared by operations AIG Sheraz Nazeer in a two-month performance report submitted to Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja.

The report reveals that, as of February 28, the Sindh police managed to arrest 38 terrorists, 24 target killers, nine extortionists, two kidnappers, 167 dacoits, 834 suspects for possession of narcotics and 787 others for possession of illegal weapons.

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An operation against illegal immigrants was also conducted, which resulted in the arrest of 3,717 individuals and cases were also lodged against them.

During the operation, 39 SMGs and Kalashnikovs, 12 shot guns, 24 rifles, 1,005 pistols, including 9mm and 30 bore, and 51 hand grenades were recovered.

IG Khawaja said the police should continue to perform for the people of Sindh in order to ensure law and order in the province.

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