Karachi: 34 suspects arrested in raids
According details, Police carried out a combing operation in Orangi Town and nabbed 31 persons. SSP Orangi Town Ali Asif said that the crackdown was launched at Maasoomabad and its neighbouring areas.
“We faced some resistance from a house afer which we called additional reinforcements, who surrounded the house and took four armed persons into custody,” Asif said.
Police said that the combing operation was carried out after receiving information regarding presence of criminal elements in the area.
According to details, law enforcement personnel conducted a raid in the area near Lal Masjid on Jamshed Road and arrested two suspects.
Another suspect was arrested in a raid in Teen Hatti area of the city.
The arrested men are said to be workers of a political party. They were shifted to an unknown location for questioning.
A targeted operation was initiated in Karachi led by paramilitary Rangers against criminal elements in September 2013 with the assistance of police to clean the city from targeted killings, extortion, terrorism and kidnapping for ransom.
Hundreds of terrorists, criminals and suspected persons have been rounded up in raids in nearly three years to have an impact on the law and order of the metropolis.
The provincial and federal government along with security agencies had agreed to launch crackdowns in Karachi, a city which had been torn by terrorism and criminal activities for years.
However, Karachi based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has expressed its concern over the targeted operations in the metropolis claiming is is focusing on its workers.
Differences have been seen between Sindh and the federal government as the extension of Rangers’ powers in Karachi remains a bone of contention between ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party, the ruling party in the province.