2 Lyari gangsters among 5 criminals nabbed in raids
24 May, 2012
KARACHI: Five criminals, including two notorious Lyari gangsters, were arrested in separate police encounters and a raid at different parts of the metropolis here on Wednesday.
According to SSP West Amir Farooqui, the police on a tip-off conducted a raid at Metroville area and arrested two alleged Lyari gangsters Umer and Afzal with weapons. He said the accused persons, who were allegedly involved in the killings of two police constables namely Haris and Irfan at Mochko police limits on May 17, was stated to be associated with one of the notorious Lyari gangster groups.
He also claimed that the police had also recovered two police SMGs, two TT pistols and several rounds from them. He said the accused persons were also nominated in several other heinous crimes, including police encounters, target killings, kidnappings, etc. Further investigation was underway.
Similarly, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) also claimed to have arrested an alleged target killer Mujahid Khan, alias Khano with weapon within the limits of Jackson police station.
SSP Fayyaz Khan said the accused person during initial course of investigation confessed to have killed Badshah Khan and Lal Jan Bibi in Sohrab Goth police remit. Further investigation was underway.
Separately, two more criminals were taken into custody after brief encounter at Rashid Minhas Road near Gulshan roundabout within the limits of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station on early Wednesday.
SHO Shahzada Saleem said the police party during routine patrolling on early Wednesday intercepted a bike (KEY-8625) for snap checking. Meanwhile, the pillion riders opened indiscriminate gunshots on police to break the security check. Reacting on the said act, the police also fired multiple shots on them that led to the arrests of both persons namely Muhammad Ali and Jan with weapons.
SHO Saleem said the police had also recovered two TT pistols and a snatched bike from them. The cases (336, 337 and 338) were registered under sections 353 and 324 against them. Further investigation was in progress.