Rangers arrest 114 suspects in Karachi

Published: November 2, 2010
Rangers patrol the streets of Karachi. PHOTO: FILE/ATHAR KHAN

Rangers patrol the streets of Karachi. PHOTO: FILE/ATHAR KHAN

KARACHI: Around 114 suspects were arrested in Karachi during Rangers operations that began in the city a few days ago to find criminals.

A spokesman for Sindh Rangers said weapons were recovered from the arrested persons.

The suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigations.

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  • Dr Salim Hosein
    Nov 3, 2010 - 12:52AM

    I write this tonight having had to console an employee who was robbed at gun point as he was waiting for a bus on main Shaheed-e-Millat road. Two men on a motor cycle stopped to ask for directions; as he obliged, one put a gun to his back as the other proceeded to smack him around saying something along the lines of ‘take out everything you’ve got, or else.’
    Fortunately for him I suppose, he happened to have his salary on him which, in addition to whatever else he had in his wallet, satisfied the robbers. He came back to the office in a state of absolute shock. This could have happened to anyone, anytime. The immense sense of rage I felt as I thought of what I would do to these people if given the chance is in itself a reflection of how polarized and violent our society is becoming.

    I realize that the police/rangers can’t be everywhere, all the time. But when there is a clear ban on pillion riding, how two men manage to pull this off on one of the largest roads in the city baffles me. I am personally of the opinion that lawlessness in this city is worse than ever…no one stops at traffic lights; people carry around big, prohibited-bore weapons with impunity; unlicensed cars are all over the place; and not even the cops wear helmets on motorbikes. I believe certain draconian measures are in order: lets start with shooting people violating the pillion riding ban (please note that, as enforced, it doesn’t apply to women, children or elderly pillion riders). I guarantee that’ll put a dent in the target killings.Recommend

  • Discostu
    Nov 3, 2010 - 1:44AM

    I agree with the doctor’s comments. I am not a violent person, but over the past few years I have been fantasizing about being a vigilante. And taking the law into your own hands is a sign that the state has failed. Democracy, it’s the best revenge!Recommend

  • Syed
    Nov 3, 2010 - 5:01AM

    One thing that baffles me is that why Police and rangers are not using the command and control system deployed by former CDGK, to monitor the situation.
    Truly baffling. The C&C system is state of the art which should be used and should be expanded, but from what i hear, it is slowly being dismantled !Recommend

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