KARACHI – Law enforcers claimed to have arrested at least 126 suspects, including notorious criminals in different targeted raids here on Thursday.

According to details, rangers conducted targeted raid in Frontier Colony and its surrounding areas and detained at least 20 suspects and shifted them to undisclosed location for further questioning.

The entire localities were cordoned off during the operation and citizens were restricted for any kind of movements during the operation. During the operation women wing also participated in the operation.

Separately, rangers also claimed to have apprehended at least 16 suspects, including a political worker and extortionist in Clifton PNT Colony, Afghan Basti area of Sohrab Goth and Shah Faisal. Ranger spokespersons said that they also recovered at least 114 weapons of different calibres including SMGs, rifles, pistols and a hand grenade bomb from their possession.

However, police claimed to have arrested at least 90 suspects, including notorious criminals during separate targeted operation in the metropolis. They also claimed to have recovered huge cache of weapons and also recovered 3-kg of drugs, heroine and two motorcycles from their possession.

TWO GUNNED DOWN: An activist of MQM among two people was gunned down while two bodies of men were found in different parts of the metropolis on Thursday.

A worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement was gunned down and two others wounded in a targeted attack in Joriya Bazaar within the jurisdictions of Kharadar police station.

Police said that victim Qazafi Patni, 31, was shot dead while his friend Muhammad Waqas, 25, and the owner of the spices shop Abdul Qadir, 55, was also wounded in the firing incident. Police said that the victims were sitting outside the shop when four armed motorcyclists came close to them and resorted to indiscriminate firing and escaped. As result, they sustained multiple bullet injuries and shifted to Civil Hospital where doctor pronounced Qazafi’s death while admitted others for treatment. Police said that Qazafi and Waqas were affiliated with MQM, and suspected that the motive behind the incident was target killing. Further investigation was underway.

In the same police remits, a former employee of health department was shot dead near Kagzi Bazaar.

Police said that the victim was identified as Saleem Memon, 52, resident of Jamshed Quarter. He was going somewhere when unidentified armed riders shot him dead. Police shifted the body to CHK for autopsy and later handed over to heirs. The motive behind the killing has yet to be ascertained. Police registered a case against unknown culprits on the complaint of victim’s son. 

A bullet riddled body of a man was found near from bridge of Essa Nagri within the jurisdiction of Aziz Bhatti police station.

Police said that the identity of the victim has yet to be ascertained. Police said that the body moved to morgue for identification after completing medico legal formalities at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH). Police said that some unknown culprits kidnapped the victim from somewhere and later threw his body at said place after killing.

Police found a buried body of a man near from bushes of Northern Bypass within the limits of Sarjani Town police station.

Police said that unidentified culprits kidnapped him from somewhere and later buried his body at said place after tortured and killing. Police said that on being informed they reached on the spot and shifted the body at ASH for autopsy and later moved to morgue for identification.