KARACHI: A suspect believed to be involved in the recent shooting incident at Karachi's Shershah scrap market has been arrested from Sukkur.
Capital City Police Officer Fayyaz Leghari said police arrested Lala Mohammad Magsi from Sukkur, adding that the accused belonged to a gang in Lyari. The CCPO said the police are conducting raids to arrest the culprits involved in the shooting incident at the scrap market that resulted in 12 fatalities.
Businessmen in the market have demanded the government to provide them with security and shop owners in the area have complained that they are still receiving life threats.
CCPO Leghari said the Sindh government decided to put up 15 police checkposts in the market with 250 police personnel deployed in the area.
Earlier, police in Karachi had arrested 10 suspects in the Shershah market case.
Police crackdown on miscreants in Karachi
Police and rangers have arrested more than 50 people from different parts of Karachi during a joint operation. Security teams conducted raids in new Karachi, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Landhi, Malir and other areas.
According to police, this action has been taken against people who have been involved in burning vehicles and forcing shops to remain closed. They said the arrested people forcefully closed shops in Jamia Cloth market, Boltan market, Shah Faisal, New Karachi, Kharadar and other areas.
Sunni Tehreek spokesman Fahim told the media that the arrested people were members of Sunni Tehreek.
According to sources, security teams are still conducting raids in different areas and further arrests are expected.
'Govt conducting covert operations'
Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that criminals involved in target killings in Karachi were being arrested in covert operations.
Speaking to the media at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the interior minister said that the Sindh home minister was making consistent efforts to bring peace to Karachi, and also said that not all killings were target killings.
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