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Police arrest 173 suspects in 'targeted' raids

19 September, 2013

KARACHI: Police claimed to have apprehended around 173 suspects during separate targeted raids and operations across the city on Wednesday.

Soon after the killing of workers of the MQM, police launched a targeted operation in Pakistan Bazaar, area of Orangi Town, and detained at least 20 suspects. However, most of them were released later after being found innocent in initial interrogation.

Separately, two suspected terrorists, Amjad and Mir Jan were nabbed from Gulshan-e-Bunair area of Quaidabad. Two hand grenades and pistols were also recovered from their custody.

Similarly, police arrested three suspected criminals -Farooq, Ayaz and Tahir from Orangi Town, over alleged involvement in attacking the house of a Jamaat-e-Islami leader.

Other parts of the metropolis were also raided, and almost 148 criminals were nabbed including 21 absconders, 26 under Arms Ordinance, and 19 under Narcotics Act, eight robbers, seven murderers, and one under Terrorism Act. Three bombs, 40 weapons along with narcotics were also seized.

ASWJ man, two others killed: Two people, including an activist of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) were shot dead in the city.

An ASWJ worker was gunned down, and another was wounded in Manzoor Colony within the jurisdiction of Baloch Colony police station.

Police said the victims identified as Abid Ali, 18, son of Yaseen Ali was killed and Ghayasuddin injured when unidentified armed riders targeted them. Both the victims were taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, where doctors pronounced the death of Abid, and admitted Ghayasuddin. The body was handed over to his heirs after autopsy.

Separately, a man was shot dead in Metroville within the remits of SITE-A police station.

The victim identified as 27-year-old Ejaz, resident of Baldia Town, left his house for work when armed men riding on motorbikes shot him. He was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where doctor pronounced his death. Police suspect a personal dispute to be the motive behind his killing, while further investigation is in progress.

Lyari encounter: Three alleged members of the Lyari gang war were killed during an alleged encounter with Rangers and police.

Police and Rangers after receiving information about presence of the notorious gangster, Jabbar aka Jabbar Jhengu, conducted a raid at Shah Baig Lane area of Lyari. Upon their arrival, Jhengu opened indiscriminate fire, and in retaliation, three suspects got seriously injured. They were rushed to Civil Hospital, Karachi, where they breathed their last. The deceased were identified as Noman alias Nomi Patni, Imran Chauhan and Abdul Ghafoor Kutchi.

LEAs also arrested six suspects; however, their identity was not divulged.

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