Rangers operation: 2 target killers arrested in Karachi

Published: September 8, 2011
Rangers arrested two target killers, Rafique and Lamba on Thursday in New Karachi. PHOTO: PPI

Rangers arrested two target killers, Rafique and Lamba on Thursday in New Karachi. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested two target killers during separate raids conducted in various areas of Karachi on Thursday.
According to reports, Rangers conducted a search operation in New Karachi and arrested a target killer called Kamran Rafique.

Sources said Rafique is involved in killing five people.

In another raid at the Sindhi Hotel in New Karachi, Rangers arrested another notorious target killer, Kamran alias Lamba, accused of murdering six people.

A cache of weapons was recovered from both along with drugs too. Both criminals were shifted to an unidentified place for further investigation.

Earlier during the day Rangers had arrested more than 62 suspects and seized arms in late night and early morning search operation in the Gulistan-i-Johar, Baldia Town and Federal B Area of Karachi on Thursday.

According to reports, Rangers raided offices and flats of a political party in the area of Gulistan-i-Johar and arrested more than six people.

In an earlier search operation in Baldia Town, more than 50 people were arrested.

CCTV cameras, weapons and a stolen car were also seized during the raid.

According to sources, three pickets set up by the political party were also destroyed.

In an early morning search operation in Yousuf Plaza, more than 12 people were arrested.

The search operation caused inconvenience to the residents of the plaza, who were restricted to their homes.

The raids began on the night between August 23 and 24 and continue. According to police statistics, about 29 target killers and another 653 suspects were apprehended and 167 weapons were seized in the 985 raids from August 23 to September 4.

The police and Rangers along with 500 FC personnel have been deployed across the city in order to curb the spate of killings in the metropolis and regain normalcy.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • nasir
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:01PM

    who is that political party in this report? guessssssssssssssssssssssss

  • xOYA
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:23PM

    I wonder how many Innocents were in this ???
    who is gona Catch the Criminals who Robbed many the day it Rained.
    Many were Stranded how to get home that evening during the Rain & got Robbed too .

    Chief Justice its a very easy Decision . Make it Soon.


  • Imran
    Sep 8, 2011 - 2:47PM

    And what political party is it? What kind of reporting is this?


  • Insider
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:52PM

    You think rangers will restore peace in Khi. These people have been in Karachi for twenty years and they still cant restore order? Give me a break! If you remember, respectable people no less than the teachers (professors, lecturers, etc) of Karachi University were up against the rangers (this incident also covered in media) for conducting and patronizing dacoities and robberies in residential compounds within Khi Univ. Two of their personnel were spotted red-handed in a dacoity and then they started threatening the teachers that if they report this, they will face dire consequences. This is what prompted the teachers to come out and protest against them. The starting point for Khi peace is to push rangers out and spend the gigantic sum being spent on them on building a effective police force built from karachi locals of all ethnicities who have family, friends, business etc, all interests in Khi.


  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Sep 8, 2011 - 3:54PM

    Useless report and waste of space in the news paper. By the way where are names and their affiliations???? Please don’t waste our previous time going through blind folded news.


  • sam
    Sep 8, 2011 - 5:53PM

    glad to see that ranger is taking actions indiscriminately. be it lyari, korangi, gulshan or watever area … please catch them all and take them to courts with evidences.


  • Sep 8, 2011 - 11:18PM

    Halfhearted operation.


  • Sep 8, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Everyone is playing safe, Everyone is afraid of saying the truth, whether its govt, its agencies, its police, its govt or its media and same happened here in this report.


  • Ali
    Sep 8, 2011 - 11:55PM

    Honestly there is no point of this, these target killers will be out before you know it, as always.


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Sep 9, 2011 - 12:59AM

    Rangers must arrest all target killers, no matter which political party they belongs to.

    Peace must prevail in Karachi by all means as people living in Karachi are sick and tired of law and order situation and unrest created by the political mafia.


  • Sardar Abid
    Sep 9, 2011 - 11:15AM

    The people of Pakistan have to restore peace in the country.If we will not pressurize the political parties then nothing will happen.In fact no one is sincere Govt, opposition and the PEOPLE.All are opportunist.Un fortunately we have Tradional Politics in our country. all the
    decision maker of Pakistan are business man and unorganised masses are facing the consequences.All the leader comes on TV and used to say rhat our people are “BA-SHA -HOUR’
    this is tactic and the reality is this that when we will get SHAHOUR they all will leave


    Sep 11, 2011 - 11:20PM



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