KARACHI - The Rangers has geared up the targeted operation against criminals as seven more terrorists were blotted out on late Wednesday night in different areas of the metropolis.

The number of outlaws killed mounted to nine. The paramilitary troops recovered weapons from the possession of the criminals.

Taking action over intelligence, the personnel of paramilitary force launched action in Sohrab Goth’s area of Janjal Goth. Finding themselves surrounded by the force, terrorists opened fire. In retaliation, four saboteurs were killed.

Patrolling Rangers personnel spotted some suspected persons in Surjani Town and beckoned them to stand motionless. But, they opened fire at them. The Rangers retaliated and killed three on the spot. A Rangers man also sustained injuries. The saboteurs were identified as Anwar, Nasarullah and Shiree Raheem.

FIRE ERUPTS IN THREAD STORE

A thread warehouse in Site area of the metropolis caught fire in the wee hours of Thursday.

At least 10 firefighting vehicles are busy with the operation to extinguish the fire that overtook the storehouse of thread at Ghani Chowrangi in Site area. The firefighters told that the cause of the blaze outbreak is not immediately known, adding that it is second degree fire. Despite the frantic efforts by the firefighters, the intense blaze is rapidly engulfing the premises, as a roof of one portion of storage has already collapsed.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers claimed to have killed two alleged bandits in an encounter. They also apprehended 44 suspects during separate targeted raids in various areas of the city on Thursday.

Police said the encounter took place when police and Rangers conducted a joint raid on a tip-off about the presence of notorious drug peddlers in Chanesar Goth. The suspects resorted to firing on the law enforcers and tried to escape from the scene. Police and Rangers retaliated. During an exchange of fire, two drug peddlers were sustained bullet wounds and died on the spot. However, their other accomplices managed to flee under the cover of firing.   

Police shifted the bodies to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for autopsy where the suspects were identified as Nadir Baloch and Wajahat Ali. They were associated with notorious drug peddler Ashok group. Police also recovered weapons from their possession.

According to the police spokesman, the city police and special cells have conducted around 87 raids in various localities and rounded up at least 44 suspects including 11 drug peddlers, 10 absconders and 12 street criminals. It also claimed to have recovered weapons from their possession.

Security around US consulate beefed up

The adjoining roads of US Consulate in Karachi were blocked on Thursday in view of security threats on the Christmas Day today.

Stringent security arrangements were made as containers were placed on My Kolachi Road leading to the US Consulate.

The roads leading to churches in Garden area and Aga Khan street were closed for traffic. Traffic police advised motorists to take alternative routes to avoid facing any inconvenience.

Security of churches was also given under the control of Pakistan Rangers in different cities to cope with any untoward incident.

SHC stays action against teachers

Sindh High Court Karachi on Thursday sought secretary education, chief secretary and advocate general Sindh on Jan 14, 2015 on the petition of suspended school teachers of district Mirpurkhas.

Afaq Ahmed Khan and Ahmed Khan Arisar, the affected teachers, while addressing at the press conference here said that SHC Karachi has address the reservations of 24 teachers by ordering to stop authorities from action against them. They said that honourable Sindh High Court Karachi double bench comprising justice Hassan Rizvi and Justice Azizur Rehman passed the judgment.

They alleged that action was taken against them without conducting any inquiry that was challenged in the SHC Karachi by their council Altaf Javed advocate. The court was adjourned till January 14, 2015.