KARACHI: Two suspects were killed by the police while nine were arrested by the Rangers during raids in separate parts of the city on Monday.
The police killed two suspects on Monday during an alleged encounter in District Malir, which was the second encounter on a second consecutive day in the district. Police officials said that at least two suspected criminals were killed in an alleged encounter with the police near Super Highway, within the limits of SITE Super Highway police station.
Police officials said that the encounter took place late Monday night, when police tried to engage two robbers who were looting citizens. The armed robbers opened indiscriminate fire at the police and managed to escape. In retaliation, the police also fired back and injured both the suspects after an exchange of fire.
The suspects later died and their bodies were shifted to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth after completion of medico-legal formalities at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The cases were registered while further investigation is under way.
Separately, the Rangers claimed to have arrested at least nine more suspects including a political worker, identified as Younus alias Nani, who had been affiliated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – London. He was arrested during a targeted raid conducted at Preedy area. The Rangers spokesperson said that the suspect was involved in various cases of targeted killings.
Five suspects were apprehended during a targeted raid conducted in Gadap Town. The suspects were identified as Tahir Khan, Dilawar Khan, Sharif Gul, Kamal Gul and Akbar Bacha. The Rangers spokesperson said that the suspects were involved in drug peddling.
Meanwhile, three suspects were arrested by the Rangers during raids in Zaman Town and Aziz Bhatti areas. The suspects arrested were identified as Abdul Wasey, Bilal and Mubashir. The spokesperson said that the suspects had been involved in robberies. The Rangers claim to have recovered arms, ammunition and narcotics. The suspects were later handed over to police.