23 militants arrested Law enforcement agencies claimes in Karachi

KARACHI – Law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested 23 suspects including operatives affiliated with outlawed militant outfits in various raids conducted in different parts of the metropolis here on Sunday.
Rangers claimed to have arrested three suspected militants of the banned outfits during targeted raids conducted in Kunwari Colony area of Manghopir. The Rangers spokesperson said that the raids were conducted on a tip-off and weapons were also recovered from the suspects’ possession. The suspects were later shifted to undisclosed location for further questioning.
Manghopir is generally considered an area infested with terrorists and militants where law enforcers often face resistance while launching any targeted operation. Militants belonging to banned outfits are believed to be hiding in the neighbourhood.
Similarly, an assistant sub-inspector of police was arrested along with his companion for his alleged involvement in criminal activities. ASI Kashif was arrested along with his companion by Mobina Town police. He was accused of looting prize bond worth Rs75,000, Rs48,000 cash and other valuables during a house robbery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. A case has been registered while further investigation was underway.
Separately, over one dozen suspects were taken into custody during an overnight targeted search operation in Landhi areas. The entire entry and exit points were cordoned off during the operation. Police officials said that the operation was launched to nab the criminals.
During the operation, around 16 suspects were taken into custody of which most of them were later released after they found uninvolved during the interrogation while three suspects were booked in the criminal cases and weapons were also recovered from their possession.
Meanwhile, two suspected criminals were caught by the residents and later handed over to the police in North Karachi. Police said that the suspects were caught by the citizens when they were busy looting the citizens, adding that a crowd of people caught them and beaten them while rushed on the spot and took the bandits to police station. Police claimed have recovered weapons from their possession while further investigation was underway.
Separately, a police official was injured when he received bullet fired by his guard in the metropolis area of Rizvia Society.
The police officials said the incident occurred near Rizvia Imambargah before midnight, when DSP Mohsin Raza sustained bullet injuries in his stomach.
The police official was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to hospital sources, DSP Raza is out of danger.
ASWJ activist among
3 succumb to violence
At least three people including an Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat activist were killed in separate acts of targeted killings here Sunday.
A worker of the ASWJ was killed and his companion wounded in a targeted attack near Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi in North Nazimabad. The deceased was identified as 35-year-old Qari Muhammad Saeed, son of Ghulam Sarwar while injured as Qari Muhammad Sajid, 38. Sajid was shot once in his chest and died shortly after the incident while the injured was admitted to Liaquat National Hospital with critical injuries.
Police said that the incident took place when some unidentified armed motorcyclists targeted them when both of them were on the way to home. The ASWJ strongly condemned the attack on the party’s workers and demanded the immediate arrest of the culprits. “They (assailants) attacked our people with a proper planning as they knew that they would arrive here to attend the workers convention,” said the ASWJ spokesperson.
Similarly, a young man was shot dead in a firing incident took place in Shah Faisal Colony. Police officials said the deceased was identified as Munir, 21, son of Akhtar and the incident took place when armed motorcyclists opened fire at his mobile phone shop. He was shot multiple times and died at the spot. His body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and later handed over to his family for burial process.
Police officials said that the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained while further investigation was underway.