KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Tuesday claimed to have arrested at least 138 ‘outlaws’ involved in various criminal activities.

According to details, Sindh Rangers said its men had arrested four persons, including two notorious criminals, associated with the militant wing of a political party.

Paramilitary force spokesperson said that Rangers personnel carried out raids in Gabool Town and Liaquatabad and took into custody Muhammad Hussain and Akhter Siddiqui, affiliated with Muttahida Quami Movement-London (MQM-L). “They were involved in various criminal activities such as robberies, weapon smuggling and others,” the spokesperson elaborated.

On the other hand, Rangers arrested an alleged Lyari gangster in a raid conducted in Baldia besides recovering weapons from his possession.

The spokesperson said that Shahid aka Chaga had been nominated in cases of target killings, robberies, extortion and kidnappings for ransom. “Rangers personnel also recovered weapons from his possession,” he said, and added, “Furthermore, Rangers men raided a hideout in Jackson and rounded up a notorious criminal, Naveed, wanted in connection with several criminal activities, including robberies and street crimes. “He also ran a drug den in the locality,” the spokesperson said.

He further told that weapons and narcotics were also recovered from the possession of several persons arrested in different raids and operations.

The accused were later shifted to an unknown location for further investigations and would be handed over to the police after the completion of legal formalities.

Police nabs 134 criminals

Meanwhile, Karachi police said on Tuesday that it had arrested at least 134 persons involved in various criminal activities. Those held included target killers, absconders, bandits, street criminals and drug peddlers.

Giving details, police said that they had been arrested in some 80 raids carried out in different parts of the metropolis. Police also claimed to have recovered weapons and narcotics from their possession o. On the other side, the law enforcement agencies carried out two major door-to- door search operations in Jatt Line and Kharader and picked up over a dozen suspects.

According to details, police and Rangers personnel cordoned off the localities and picked up over dozen suspects besides recovering weapons and narcotics from their possession. All entry and exit points were closed ahead of the operation and the suspects were taken to different police stations for further investigations.