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Sindh Rangers take five outlaws into custody in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh apprehended five outlaws during raids in various parts of the metropolis, reads statement issued by the paramilitary force here on Saturday.

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.

The arrested men were said to be involved in robberies, drugs peddling and street crimes, while weapons and bullets were also confiscated, said the Rangers statement.

Yesterday, Pakistan Rangers Sindh and CTD in a joint operation nabbed notorious criminal and suspended inspector of CTD, Zaheer Ahmed alias Gul from Malir.

He was wanted in heinous crimes to the law enforcement agencies (LEAs), “arms and ammunition like, Kalashnikov, rifles, pistol and hand grenade were recovered from the arrested criminal”, a spokesman said.

According to PRO of Sindh Rangers, foreign currencies of US, India, Iran and Saudi Arabia were also found in possession of Zaheer Ahmed, who was said to be involved in supply of arms and ammunition to criminal gangs of Lyari and Sohail Dada Group.

Sindh government extended policing powers of Rangers in Karachi for 90 days through a notification issued on 11th of this month.The government had granted an extension of three months to the paramilitary agency for exercising special police powers in the metropolis, the notification issued by the provincial home department read.

The government of Sindh had extended the special policing powers of Rangers, under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997,  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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