KARACHI - Law enforcers claimed to have apprehended around 138 outlaws during targeted raids and operations across the city Thursday.
As per details, Rangers claimed to have detained around 45 criminals during targeted raids in Sharafi Goth, Shah Faisal Colony No 1, Muslimabad, Bhataiabad, Khokhrapark, Nusrat Bhutto Colony, Abidabad, Mohammadabad, Banaras, Kunwari Colony and Lyari areas. The Rangers spokesman also claimed that heavy cache of weapons was also recovered from the outlaws. He further said that activists of various banned outfits, political workers and gangsters were among the detainees.
Separately, Karachi police arrested 93 suspects, including 25 absconders, three robbers, 24 for having illegal weapons, 15 for drugs and others. The arrests were made during 104 raids and eight encounters. Police claimed to have recovered 29 pistols, revolvers and narcotics from the accused. Meanwhile, three out of the four bodies found from city’s outskirt the other day were identified as the members of an outlawed militant organisation. Police had found at least four bodies from a plot in the city’s outskirt–Memon Goth and shifted them to morgue for identification after completing autopsy.
The deceased were identified as Ehsanullah, son of Ghulam Yousuf, Innayatullah, son of Muhammad Ibrahim and Abdul Razzak, son of Abdul Qayyum while the remaining one has yet to be identified. SHO Naeem Khan confirmed the identifications and said that the bodies were later handed over to their families for burial.
The deceased persons were the residents of Old Muzaffarabad Colony, Landhi. Sources privy to the matter revealed that the victims were believed to be the members of a banned outfit and had gone missing about three months ago. However, their families denied the impression saying the victims were labourers and had no affiliation with any banned outfit. The police have registered a case and initiated further investigation. It is worth mentioning here that three others militants’ bodies were found in the same area on Sunday.
Separately, two cops were wounded and a police station narrowly escaped a bomb attack in two different attacks in the city. At least two policemen and a passer-by were wounded in a fresh attack on the law enforcers. The injured were moved to Civil Hospital, Karachi where doctors termed their condition out of danger.
According to sources, a Jamshed Quarters Police Station team was stationed near Lasbella Chowk when at least two armed men riding a motorcycle attacked it by throwing some explosives. As a result, two policemen, 35-year-old Nawab, Barkat and Hafeezullah, 28, and a passer-by, Imam Bakhsh, 50, were wounded. However, the assailants managed to escape after completing their swift operation.
At least 19 policemen have so far lost their lives in several targeted attacks this year while around 166 lost their lives in 2013.
Meanwhile, Pirabad Police Station narrowly escaped a terror attack as the bomb lobbed by some terrorists could not explode. Following the situation, bomb disposal squad rushed to the site and managed to defuse the explosive. SHO Abdul Moeed said that a bottle bomb containing around one kg of explosives including ball bearings was thrown at the police station. Fortunately, the explosive could not go off and no loss of life took place, he added.
Meanwhile, funeral prayer of slain police officer, Sub Inspector Nazir Ahmed was offered at Police Headquarters, Garden. IGP Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch and other senior police officials attended the funeral. He was later laid to rest at Memon Goth graveyard. Nazir was posted to Shah Faisal Police Station.