KARACHI: Considerable reduction in all heads of crime has been witnessed during the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi. The Police focused against terrorism, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. Due to targeted police actions, 572 criminals, dacoits, terrorists were killed in different encounters, whereas 16986 have been arrested, from 5-9-2013 to 29-10-2014.
This was informed to IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali during a review meeting regarding law and order situation here on Thursday in Central Police Office. The detail of the total arrested revealed that 1233 target killers, 342 terrorists, 424 extortionists, 95 kidnappers and 15892 other criminals were nabbed. The report further disclosed that as much as 10156 arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the criminals and terrorists including three LMGs, 196 Kks/SMGs, 8939 pistols/revolvers, 155 rifles, 149 repeaters/shot guns and 174 hand grenades during the mentioned period.
The report added that during the current year (2014) a total of 170 police personnel embraced martyrdom while fighting against the crimes.
According to the details, the report further added 129 policemen in Karachi, 26 in Hyderabad, nine in Larkana, three in Shaheed Benazirabad, two in Sukkur and one in Mirpurkhas ranges embraced martyrdom.
IGP was further informed that various capacity building measures have been adopted to enhance professional acumen of policemen. Under intelligence-led policing, re-vamping of Special Branch and Counter Terrorism Initiatives has been taken. Similarly, Forensic Division is being upgraded, while work on establishment of DNA Laboratory within the premises of Forensic Division is going. Policing is also focusing on promotion of community policing and gender responsive policing , the report added.
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