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Karachi crackdown against criminals in jeopardy

Targeted Operation against the criminals in Karachi may end before reaching to a logical end as Rangers have shown concerns over recent transfers and postings in Sindh Police department.

More than four months have passed since the targeted operation was started in Karachi against the criminal elements in which more than 15,000 suspects were arrested.

The crackdowns by Rangers and Police were initiated on 5th September 2013. Thousands of suspects and criminals were rounded up by the Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) during these four months. More than 8000 raids were conducted in the provincial metropolis. Ninety criminals were also killed in 500 raids. The arrested persons also included around 102 hit men, 100 plus kidnappers and nearly 100 extortionists.

Police also recovered more than 3000 different arms in the targeted raids. More than 40 officers have been martyred during the continuous raids against the criminals including the recent killing of SP CID Chaudhry Aslam.

However, the operations have taken a new turn due to the recent appointments and transfers in Police which has annoyed the Rangers. Rangers have warned that the raids will end if new transfers are made in the police department.

It still remains to be seen that how the situation turns out and what step will the LEAs take.



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