KARACHI - Pakistan Rangers, Sindh has conducted a surgical action in Lyari area and arrested a couple involved in extortion.

The extortionists from Lyari Gang war were demanding Rs0.5 million from a local trader, the Rangers spokesman said here on Tuesday.

The Rangers personnel laid a trap and asked extortionists to collect the money. After a long wait, a woman appeared to collect extortion money who was arrested. During initial interrogation, the woman confessed that she has taken extortion money from three different individuals in the past and is an accomplice of notorious extortionist namely Imran alias Kawwa. On her pointing, the accomplice of woman, who is her husband, has also been arrested. Further investigation is underway.

GANG BUSTED

Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in number of cases of crime.

SIU officials said the gang comprised on four members including two women. The gang recently held the Pakistan Navy official hostage at gunpoint and released him after looting cash and other valuables.

SIU chief SP Farooq Awan said the gang leader namely Sagheer along with his companions M Mustafa, M Hassan and two women namely Sadia Noor and Uzma Rafiq was running the gang for the last few years and had been involved in various cases of crime, particularly street crimes and robberies.

Awan said the arrests were made when the SIU team conducted a raid on a tip-off at their hideout in Korangi locality.

Weapons were also recovered from their possession. SIU officials said the gang recently held the Pakistan Navy officer hostage at gunpoint at Artillery Maidan area and later released him after looting cash and other valuables from him.

A case has been registered. Further investigation is underway.

Separately, two more suspects allegedly involved in a rape-cum-killing of a minor girl were arrested by the investigation wing of Sacchal police station. A seven-year-old girl was subjected to rape and later strangled to death at Abdullah Shah Ghazi Goth a couple of days ago, however, her body was later found from a ditch surrounded by bushes. Following her killing, the police earlier arrested a teenage suspect Abid from Sohrab Goth, however, the police also arrested two more suspects on the information provided by him. The suspects arrested were identified as Imran and Sher Muhammad. They were also arrested from District Malir.

Sindh Police Chief seeks Pro-Active Policing in the province

Inspector General of Police, Ghulam Haider Jamali on Tuesday said “Pro-Active Policing” needed to be the corner stone of all refresher courses and training programs arranged by the department.

Inaugurating a training unit at Central Police Office (CPO) here Tuesday, the provincial police chief said special attention must also be paid towards capacity building of the cops, particularly those associated with Special and Crime branches respectively.

He said this must be in the sphere of intelligence collection and its timely as well as appropriate sharing. IGP-Sindh said it would not only enhance the capacities of the police department employees but also facilitate them in realising their professional obligations.

DIG-South and In-Charge Training Unity, Dr Jamil Ahmed on the occasion discussed in detail the aims and objectives of the facility. It is mainly meant to enhance policing standards in the province, he said. He said courses have been chalked out in the subjects related to handling of improvised explosive devises (IED), counter terrorism, forensic science, proper understanding and implementation of human rights, updated techniques related to investigation and others.

Relevant sessions comprising both theory and practical in the given subjects are fast underway, said the DIG. He also mentioned that cops were also being imparted training in anti-terrorism under the National Action Plan (NAP) by the Armed Forces and this has resulted in marked improvement in the performance of police department.