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Rangers, police take 11 suspects into custody in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh and the police rounded up 11 suspects during joint raids  conducted in the wee hours of Monday in different areas of Karachi, ARY NEWS reported.

As per details, the two law enforcement agencies conducted raids in areas of Quaidabad and Shah Latif Town, in which 11 suspects were taken into custody.

The operation was initiated on an intelligence tip about presence of the outlaws in the area.

SSP Korangi Ali Raza talking to media said that the police in collaboration with the Rangers conducted a search operation in Sahibdad Goth in the jurisdiction of Saudabad police station.

The law enforcement agencies arrested 25 suspects including three drug peddlers in the operation, SSP Ali Raza said.

The law enforcement personnel also captured drugs from the accused, the police officer added.

In a separate action on November 14, Pakistan Rangers Sindh had arrested two accused involved in the murder of a policeman in an operation in Landhi’s Sherpao Colony.

According to a spokesperson of the paramilitary force, arrested accused namely, Yaseen and Imran had confessed murdering police constable, Mujahid upon resisting robbery in the month of April this year.

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

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 government in the wake of the rising incidents of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and targeted killings.

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