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LEAs arrest 145 suspects in Karachi crackdown

KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies stepped up the crackdown against criminals in Karachi and captured 145 suspects in raids including a target killer involved in 19 murders, ARY News reported on Friday.

The Rangers conducted targeted raids on suspected hideouts of outlawed groups in various parts of the city arresting dozens of suspects.

A meeting of the Apex Committee on Thursday attended by the Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and other top civilian and military officers decided to step up the operation in Karachi after Wednesday’s terrorist attack on a bus of Karachi’s Ismaili community in which 47 innocent citizens were killed.

Police and Rangers conducted a joint raid in Khameeso Goth in New Karachi and arrested 40 persons including a target killer Alam Baig alias Ganja and several drug dealers. The arrested killer was wanted to police in murder of 19 people.

The rangers in a raid in Pirabad locality arrested four Afghan nationals.

Moreover, police detained 57 suspects from Essa Nagri and Zaman Town during a search operation.

Policemen arrested an injured armed man in Shanti Nagar police precinct after exchange of fire.

A statement of Rangers said that  the arrested personnel included suspected killers, members of outlawed groups and gangsters linked with the Lyari gang war.

According to the statement, a number of weapons including SMGs, were also recovered from the arrested suspects.

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