Three 'gangsters' nabbed in Karachi

Published: June 13, 2018
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KARACHI: Pak Colony Police claim to have arrested on Tuesday three suspected gangsters allegedly involved in various cases of crime, including gang rapes.

The suspects were later identified as Maula Buksh alias Maulu, Akbar alias Kukki and Maula Buksh Lal. The police also claimed to have recovered hand grenades, arms and ammunition from their possession.

The arrests were disclosed during a press conference on Tuesday. SITE division SP Asif Bhugio said the gangsters belonged to Uzair Baloch’s Lyari-based gang and were involved in various cases of crime, including murders, attempt to murder, extortion and kidnapping.

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“The arrested men confessed that they used to kidnap traders of the Shershah market and various businessmen of Lyari. They also confessed to have killed several of them over refusal to pay ransom,” the officer explained, while quoting the confessional statements of the suspects.

“They also confessed to looting trucks loaded with betel nuts and rice as well as passenger coaches coming from Balochistan.”

The officer said the arrested suspects had even confessed to killing assistant sub-inspector Rahimullah and injuring constable Wazir Sultan and a passerby during an exchange of fire in Shershah in 2012.

The suspects confessed to killing a young girl after gang raping her over suspicion of being an informant. “They have been involved in various similar gang rapes in Lyari and its surrounding areas,” the officer explained.

Various cases against the suspects are already registered in the Pak Colony and other police stations in Lyari.

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In another raid, the police arrested a suspect, Zulfiqar Rafiq, for his alleged involved in the fake currency business. Police claimed to have recovered fake currency from his possession.

Cases were registered against the suspects, while further investigation is under way.

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