KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies on Monday apprehended 10 suspects during the ongoing targeted raids in the metropolis.
Special Investigation Unit of the Karachi police have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in various cases of extortion.
They were identified as Amir Hussain and Asif Shah. Their arrests were made during a raid conducted in Korangi locality. SIU chief SP Farooq Awan said the suspects had also recently attacked a garment factory owner namely Noman Naqvi in Korangi area when he refused to pay the extortion. Apart from the extortion activities, they were also involved in various cases of street crimes. Cases against them are registered. Further investigation is underway. Similarly, Anti-Car Lifting Cell also claimed to have apprehended three suspected vehicle-lifters during a raid in Korangi Industrial Area. ACLC chief SP Irfan Bahadur said the accused persons namely Mushtaq Ahmed, Kamil and Jahangir were arrested during a raid conducted on a tip-off at their hideout.
The accused are expert in motorcycle theft and mostly they lift motorcycles from the parking area of Korangi Industrial Area. The officer said the accused persons have been involved in more than 50 cases of motorcycles theft. Three motorcycles and a pistol were also recovered from their possession. Further investigation is underway.
Separately, three suspected criminals were arrested during snap checking in New Town area. The suspects arrested were identified as Junaid Asad, Tauqeer Tanvir and Mohsin. Weapons were also recovered from their possession. Police said the suspects were arrested during snap-checking in the area, adding they are involved in various cases of street crimes. Cases against them are registered.
Moreover, two suspected militants were reportedly arrested during a raid conducted by intelligence agencies in District Central. The suspects were shifted to undisclosed location and did not hand over to the police. Sources in the police said the suspects belong to banned sectarian outfit - Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. They are involved in targeted attacks on the traffic police personnel in the city. Nearly a dozen traffic cops have so far lost their lives in various targeted attacks in different parts of the city including Sher Shah, University Road and Malir last year.
Four WOMEN AMONG 9 HELD
IN MASSAGE CENTRES RAID
At least nine suspects including four women were arrested on late Sunday night as police raided massage centres in the posh areas of the mega city. Two massage centres were also sealed. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from one massage centre.
Some of the accomplices of the suspects managed to escape during the raids and the hunt for them is underway, police said. A case against the arrested accused was registered with Clifton police station. Police said crackdown against the massage centres would continue.
RAIDS ON SHEESHA PARLOURS
The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) vigilance teams conducted raids on a number of Sheesha bars/parlours that had again cropped up after crackdown.
A DHA statement here on Monday said these Sheesha bars were catalyst in harming the young generation as they were getting the youngsters addicted to tobacco products that are injurious to health.
It said the raids were conducted on Sheesha parlours, located at Sehar Commercial Area in DHA, in pursuance of the court ruling which had ordered closure of all Sheesha cafes. A large quantity of material used in cafes/bars including dozens of ‘Huqaas’ and related products like Sheesha powder/flavours were confiscated by DHA vigilance teams during the raids.
The statement said DHA Administrator Brig Zubair Ahmed appreciated the bold action of DHA Vigilance in eradicating Sheesha parlours in DHA as they had become a menace. He said DHA was committed in providing clean, healthy and decent living environment to its residents.