KARACHI - The law-enforcement agencies claimed to have booked 75 alleged criminals collecting hides of sacrificial animals forcefully, besides arresting a Frontier Constabulary man and his two accomplices red-handed when they were robbing passersby.
Baloch Colony police arrested a Frontier Constabulary man, identified as Abid Nisar, and his two companions, Faisal and Shaheryar. Police on routine patrolling saw the three accused robbing passerby and arrested all of them.
Police took them to the police station where, after initial investigation, police knew that the accused FC man was posted at Dera Bugti, Balochistan, and arrived in Karachi on Eid holidays. The police recovered weapons and registered a case against him and his accomplices.
On the other hand, at least seven alleged Lyari gangsters, including Sheraz, Sarfaraz, Mukhtar, Sarwar, Rajab Ali, Akbar and Jahangir, were arrested during a joint action by police and Rangers in Baghdadi area of Lyari over forced collection of hides of sacrificial animals. They also recovered 18 hides, two Kalashnikovs, three TT pistols, two hand grenades and walkie-talkie sets from their possession.
In another action of law enforcers, four political workers, Safdar, Hassan, Rajab and Abeen, were arrested from Khamiso Goth in New Karachi Industrial Area over forceful collection of animals’ hides and also recovered weapons from them.
Separately, two suspects were apprehended by police and Rangers when they were trying to collect hides of sacrificial animals forcibly from the residents of PIA Bungalows in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on the first day of Eidul Azha. In another raid, two more political workers were apprehended from Lasbella Chowk, Jamshed Quarters, over collection of hides forcibly.
Meanwhile, Rangers conducted targeted raids in Al-Falah Society, North Nazimabad, Jahangirabad, Brohi Goth, Garden, Khamiso Goth, Orangi Sector 15/D & 14 areas last night. Snap checking was also carried out in Baldia-4, Gulshan e Ghazi in Orangi, Brigade and Kharadar areas.
Rangers also conducted targeted raids in Bilal Colony, Moinabad area of Landhi, Jackson, Liaquatabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbal 13-D areas while snap checking was also carried out in Clifton, Azam Basti, 89 Exchange Landhi, Janjal Goth and Miran Naka areas. According to Rangers’ spokesperson, during the targeted raids and snap checking, Rangers personnel apprehended 56 criminals and recovered weapons from their possession. The detainees were shifted to some undisclosed location for further questioning.
Sindh Rangers Director General Maj-Gen Rizwan Akhtar and Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat visited various areas of the metropolis to monitor the law and order situation on Eidul Azha. “We have taken 15 men into custody for violating code of conduct,” the DG Rangers said. On the other hand, the Karachi police chief said there was a massive decline in forcible hide collection. Meanwhile, the Sindh Rangers conducted a targeted raid on the hideouts of Taju/Mulla Nisar groups of Lyari gang war in Singho Lane area Friday evening. On seeing the Rangers, criminals resorted to firing, the Rangers fired back and, after a brief exchange of fire, three gangsters were arrested. During the encounter, one Ranger sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to hospital. Weapons, large quantity of ammunition, narcotics and walkie talkie sets were also recovered.