KARACHI: A dozen men, including three target killers, were rounded up in raids in different parts of the city by the Rangers and Criminal Investigation Agency on Monday.
Ghulam Ghous, alias Ponno, was arrested by Criminal Investigation Agency during a raid in New Karachi after a tip-off. According to SSP Raja Umar Khattab, he is affiliated with a political party and confessed to being involved in in target killings during preliminary interrogations.
He also admitted to setting cars, buses and trucks on fire, Khattab said, adding that a TT pistol was also found from him. Garden police arrested two alleged target killers, identified as Rehan and Ejaz Moosa, in separate raids. SHO Zahid Soomro said that they are also affiliated with a political party and were allegedly involved in about a dozen cases of target killings.
In another raid in Mobina Town, the police claimed to have arrested at least five more suspects allegedly involved in street crime and robbing passenger buses. Two TT pistols and a rickshaw were also found in their possession, said the police.
Four men were arrested from Mujahid Colony and KDA Chowrangi with three TT pistols, a stolen car and a motorcycle. Aslam, alias Ajju, Amir Bharam and Fahad Iqbal, alias Fahad Pathan, were arrested by Rangers during operations in Lyari and Kharadar. Fahad Iqbal was apprehended from Koila Godown in the limits of Chakiwara police station with a Kalashnikov, three TT pistols, a 9mm, a dagger, a sword and 25 kilogrammes of drugs.
He is reported to be the younger brother of Faisal Pathan, a notorious Lyari gangster. Amir Bharam was handed over to the Garden police while Aslam was handed over to Kharadar police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2011.
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