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Rangers arrest two accused involved in murder of policeman

KARACHI: Two accused involved in the murder of policeman, were nabbed by Pakistan Rangers Sindh in an operation in Landhi’s Sherpao Colony on Wednesday (today).

According to spokesperson of the paramilitary forces, arrested accused namely, Yaseen and Imran have confessed murdering police constable, Mujahid upon resisting robbery in the month of April.

During interrogation, the accused admitted their involvement in street crimes and dacoities in the metropolis, reads the statement of Sindh Rangers.

In another raid on November 4, Pakistan Rangers Sindh had arrested a man pretending to be an army officer from Mubina Town of the city.The pseudo army officer was wanted in several criminal incidents.

Eight criminals were rounded up during operations in different areas of Karachi, said the forces’ spokesperson. Weapons, looted items and drugs were also recovered from their possession.

The paramilitary force arrested two street criminals, Hanif alias Mamu and Saad, from near Eidgah, Nazimabad. In another raid in Sukkhan area, Rangers nabbed Ali Reza and Asad for possessing illegal weapons.

About a week ago, Pakistan Rangers Sindh apprehended five outlaws during raids in various parts of the metropolis, reads statement issued by the paramilitary force.

As per details, five lawbreakers were taken into custody from areas of Garden and Mubina town, who were later identified as Mehar Ali, Rasheed, Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Yaseen and Khadim Hussain.

Sindh government had extended policing powers of Rangers in Karachi for 90 days through a notification issued on 11th of October, with effect from October 8, 2018 until January 5, 2019.

Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Rangers have legal cover to take independent action against criminals and suspected terrorists within Karachi division for 90 days.

Rangers and police had launched an operation in Karachi on September 5, 2013 following the directives of the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of the rising incidents of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and targeted killings.

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