KARACHI  - Karachi police have arrested 3,862 criminals, including 2,465 absconders and 300 proclaimed offenders, during two-month target raids and operations in different parts of the metropolis, a police report said Monday.

The report was sent to Sindh Inspector General of Police Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari that comprised the performance of Karachi Zonal, SIU, AVCC and ACLC police from January 1 to February 28.

According to the report, 236 police encounters took place during raids and target operations in different areas of the city in which 153 dacoit gangs were eliminated.

It was informed in the report that the arrests were made on the basis of intelligence collection, sharing, surveillance, snap checking, picketing, patrolling and coordinated raids. The police also recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition. It was informed that during this time, 24 SMGs, seven shot guns, 15 rifles, 21 repeaters, 23 revolvers, 999 pistols, 11 mousers, 25 daggers, 19 hand grenades and 205 mobile phones were recovered.