KARACHI - Police and Rangers have claimed to have recovered a huge cache of weapons and bulletproof jackets during separate raids in the city.

Police said it had seized a cache of arms from a garbage site in Old Clifton.

This was disclosed by Sindh Police IG AD Khawaja in his meeting with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here at the CM House on Thursday.

The IG said that police, on a tip off, excavated a piece of land near Katchra Kundi close to a branch of National Bank of Pakistan and recovered huge cache of arms, including 3695 rounds, 61 magazines, 23 rifles of different boars, four pistols, 230 rounds and four magazines.

He said that police also recovered two daggers, one metal detector, 15 binderies, eight bags, two police caps, a sunglass cover, and two pistol belts.

The IG also told the chief minister that the Boat Basin Police had registered an FIR No.764/2016 against unidentified culprits.

The chief minister appreciated the police action, and directed the IG to get the these seizures investigated properly.

On the other hand, as per media reports, the weapons belong to Nisar Morai, Fisherman Cooperative Society Chairman, also known to be a front man of Pakistan People's Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, who had been released on bail on October 17 in Pakistan Steel Mills former chairman Sajjad Hussain’s murder case.

Police, however, denies such reports in the electronic media. “We found the weapons after some people informed us about suspicious bags lying in a garbage dump,” claimed District South SSP Saqib Ismail Memon. “Nisar Morai has no links with the recovered weapons,” he opined.

Separately, Rangers on Thursday claimed it had recovered a huge cache of bulletproof jackets during a raid in Federal B Area.

The raid, according to the paramilitary force’s spokesperson, was conducted on a tip-off at a house in Azizabad, Federal B Area.

The spokesperson added the Rangers’ personnel recovered 190 bulletproof jackets.

“The recovered jackets belong to a militant wing of a political party, and were to be used in terror activities in the city,” the spokesperson added.