KARACHI: Karachi District East police and Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) conducted a joint operation in three different areas of the city on Wednesday in which nine criminals were arrested and one target killers killed. The police also claimed to have recovered weapons from their possession.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), District East, Pir Mohammad Shah, told a press conference at his office that the police arrested nine criminals and killed a target killer during operation conducted in Shahra-e-Faisal, Ferozabad and Gulshan areas by a SSP District East police party and a CPLC team.
On the occasion criminals were presented to media who were involved in various crimes like extortion, target killing and others.
SSP informed that four of the detained accused were street criminals, who were identified as Abid Hussain son of Akhtar Hussain, Danish son of Zakir, Shehryar son of Atique, and Stephen son of Shafqat.
While one target killer was also killed in an encounter with the raiding party. Later, he was identified as Iftikhar Hussain son of Syed Ishaque Hussain. He further informed that three extortionists were identified as Ghulam Mohammad Mehsood, Yasir and Jahangir.
Syed Mohammad Ilyas son of Syed Mohammad Yaseen was a killer, police said. A TTP supporter, Noor Saeed, son of Mawaiz Khan, was also among those who were arrested in joint operation.
Police also recovered eight pistols and two hand grenades from their possession. Further investigation was underway.