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.
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