Rangers arrest 35 suspects in raids across the city

Those arrested include suspected extortionists, drug dealers, street criminals


Our Correspondent March 05, 2018
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KARACHI:  

 

As many as 35 suspects were apprehended during ongoing targeted raids in parts of the metropolis on Sunday.

According to a Rangers spokesperson, seven suspects, who were later identified as Fida Hussain alias Jogi, Faisal, Raqeeb Ali Shah, Dost Ali Magsi, Ashfaq Ahmed, Rehmatullah and Asif alias Bota, were arrested during ongoing targeted raids conducted in the Baghdadi and Risala areas. The spokesperson said that the suspects were involved in various cases of targeted killings, extortion and drug peddling.

Six more suspects - Anil, Yasir, Elahi Buksh, Shoaib, Amin and Naveed - were arrested during targeted raids conducted in parts of the city. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the suspects were involved in street crimes, extortion and arms smuggling.

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The Rangers also claim to have arrested five more suspects who were later identified as Sheharyar Ghauri, Nasir Niazi, Abdul Sami, Kamran and Bakht during raids conducted in Korangi, Eidgah and the Steel Town areas. The spokesperson said that the suspects were involved in various cases of street crime and robberies.

The spokesperson said the paramilitary force also arrested three more suspects, Sharjil, Faizi and Waheed Khan, during raids conducted in the Sharifabad area. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the suspects were involved in drug peddling.

Separately, the Rangers also claimed to have arrested 14 more suspects during ongoing targeted raids. According to the Rangers, the suspects were arrested during targeted raids conducted in Rizvia, Steel Town, Model Colony, Memon Goth and Al Falah. The suspects were identified as Jamshed Ahmed and Irfan Islam who were associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement - London and were involved in land grabbing and China-cutting while the rest were identified as Sanaullah, Gul Sher, Khalid, Abid, Tariq, Sher Khan, Nadeem, Tariq, Naveed and Gulzar who were involved in drug peddling.

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Two more suspects, Maula Buksh and Hasil, involved in smuggling Iranian diesel were also arrested from Gulshan-e-Maymar. The spokesperson said arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession along with narcotics. The suspects were later handed over to the police.

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