Lyari operation: 20 gang war suspects arrested

Published: June 21, 2013
A screengrab shows the arrested suspects. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

A screengrab shows the arrested suspects. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

KARACHI: At least 20 gang war ‘suspects’ were arrested in a raid conducted by Rangers, including a prime suspect in the murder of gangster Arshad Pappu, in Lyari’s area of Sangoleen, reported Express News on Friday.

Ali Bakkar, one of the prime suspects in the murder of gangster Arshad Pappu, was also allegedly involved in the kidnapping prior to the murder of Arshad Pappu.

Officials seized hand grenades, drugs and other weapons from the suspects’ possession. The suspects were also shown on television with bags covering their faces.

Police recovered the bodies of gangster Arshad Pappu and his brother Arfat in the Lyari area of Karachi on March 17.

Pappu, as he is commonly known, was one of the key players in the Lyari gang wars.

He was arrested in 2006 but was released on bail in the 60-something cases against him last year.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • wali
    Jun 21, 2013 - 4:54PM

    So this operation was to arrest the killer of Arshad pappu (a gangster) but no operations to arrest to those who killed innocent civilians of our country.


  • ZZQ
    Jun 21, 2013 - 4:58PM

    And pretty soon these will all be released… Free to rein terror in the city!

    IK said is very well…. No party with arms wings would be willing to curb this menace in Karachi as they will always have vested interests.


  • sikander
    Jun 21, 2013 - 6:07PM

    Just to make mqm fool to join govt.


  • Pakistani
    Jun 21, 2013 - 6:17PM

    Have patience. They will be set free soon by PPP.


  • shahid
    Jun 21, 2013 - 7:10PM

    Why pakistani police presents these people with thier face covered is beyond any comprehension. I do not think this is practiced any where else in the world.If police arrests someone thier names and identities should be public information.


  • baloch
    Jun 21, 2013 - 9:21PM

    They should arrest uzair Baloch , zafar langda, baba ladla , jaingo and other big names of lyari gang war. Ali baqar is just on daily wages of gangs.


  • ghtt
    Jul 30, 2013 - 6:18PM

    lyari is very very dengrous area
    i appele to chife justice of pakistan and prime minester of pakistan mian muhammad nawaz sharif sahib pl help people of lyari
    lyari ma koi kanon nai hi police or thana to ha pr be fazol lyari ma her gali ma geng war k log betha ha allaha ka wasta lyari ki awm ki madad kro
    strong text


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