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Target killer of MQM worker nabbed among 156

07 February, 2014

KARACHI: Law enforcers claimed to have apprehended around 156 criminals including target killers affiliated with a political party during separate raids and operations conducted across the city on Thursday.

As per details, East Zone police detained around four criminals including three target killers from different areas of the city. Their arrests were disclosed during a press conference held at SSP East Pir Mohmmad Shah's office.

Addressing the press conference, the SSP said that target killers were identified as Khalid Iqbal aka Asif, Asghar Ali Magsi, Adnan alias Mobin and Shahid aka Bhaiyya. He further said that they were arrested during targeted raids in Gulzar-e-Hijri area Mobina Town. Suspect Adnan was affiliated with a political party and killed four people, including Muttahida Quami Movement's senior worker Haji Jalal, his son and nephew, said the SSP. Asghar, brother of Lyari gangster Ahmed Ali Magsi was involved in the killing of at least eight people, the officer revealed. Separately, Saddar police nabbed an alleged suspect Nasir alias Mullah and recovered a Kalashnikov and ammunition from his possession.

Additionally, police arrested Raja Naveed and recovered an unlicensed TT pistol from his possession as well as a motorbike that was snatched from Zaman Town area. Moreover, Karachi police captured around 131 criminals during 98 separate raids and four encounters. The detainees include one target killer, three extortionists, one kidnapper, six robbers and one absconder, apart from those who have been held for illegal possession of weapons and narcotics.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Rangers Sindh detained around 19 criminals and recovered weapons from their possession. The arrests were made during targeted operations in various parts of the city, including Shah Faisal Colony, Mehran Town, Gulzar Colony, Old Muzafarabad Colony, Moinabad, Musarat Colony, Sher Khanabad, Frontier Colony, Lines Area and Kharadar.

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