KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested a deputy commander of a banned outfit during a raid in Orangi Town here on Monday.
According to the police, an alleged deputy commander of the Punjabi Taliban, Saeedul Islam, was arrested after the Special Investigation Unit’s police raided his hideout in Orangi Town area. A 9mm pistol was also recovered from his possession.
SIU chief SP Farooq Awan claimed the arrested accused was the deputy commander of the Punjabi Taliban and he was operating a group in the City. The group used to generate funds from the bank robberies, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. SP Awan claimed the accused was hailed from Waziristan and operates from Karachi. His responsibility was to generate funds for the organisation from Karachi. Raids for the arrest of his more comrades are being conducted in the City.
Separately, SIU Police also claimed to have busted a gang of street criminals in Orangi Town. The arrested suspects, including Ishtiaq, Sharjil, Naeem aka Farangi, Adnan aka Doctor and Iqbal. Weapons were also recovered from their possession. SP Awan said the group was involved in a number of cases of street crimes.