Rangers operation: Over 200 suspects arrested in Karachi, arms recovered

Rangers conduct 12 hour search operation, arrest eight most wanted criminals, recover large cache of weapons.


Express September 11, 2011

KARACHI: Rangers arrested over 200 suspects during a 12 hour operation on Sunday against target killers and extortionists in Karachi.

Two suspected target killers, along with eight most wanted criminals have been arrested during the search.

Sachal Rangers Commander Brigadier Waseem Ayub addressed a press conference in Karachi where he gave details of the search operation. He promised to put all arrested suspects before the court and that if any innocent civilian was found to have been among the arrested, he would be let go after questioning.

Rangers cordoned off Sector 1-D and 37-B in Landhi area of Karachi in the early hours of the morning. 150 suspects were arrested at MA Jinnah Road in the Iqbal Center area.

A large cache of weapons and ammunition was recovered and have been impounded.

Express 24/7 correspondent Ahmed Jung reported that eight suspects were arrested on Saturday night during an operation by the joint police investigation team.

Rangers arrested four suspects from Kemari while several areas of Layari have been cordoned off.

The arrested people also included workers of different political and religious parties.

Rangers have reportedly arrested 150 suspects in target killings so far.

At least three people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi on Saturday while security forces detained several suspects who also confessed to have murdered six people.

KESC employee murder: Two suspects arrested

Police also arrested two suspects, a make-up artist and a drama producer, allegedly involved in the killing of a Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) employee and said that the tragedy is the result of a personal enmity.

KESC lawyer Fahimul Kareem Sarwat, his friend Wajid Mughal, and his assistant Quratulain were found dead in the DHA phase II office on Tuesday.

During the investigations, it was revealed that two of the victim's friends were involved who have been arrested.

COMMENTS (4)

khan of quetta | 10 years ago | Reply

the inoccent will be released

Azeem | 10 years ago | Reply

All illegal barriers on all the streets should be removed immediatly, these barriers are the support for target killers mafia. Also occupied places on public parks by political mafias should be converted to Rangers Chokees i.e. Hasrat mohani model park, rafa-e-aam, where barriers has been removed by rangers 2 days ago, here one political party occupied a corner of park, and made its unit office, which looks like an army unit.

VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read