54 accused overpowered, arms recovered in separate raids

KARACHI: Twelve police stations of District West on Monday claimed to have arrested 54 criminals in separate actions, including two targeted operations, and recovered arms, drugs and snatched valuables from their possession in the city.

Two separate targeted operations were carried out at Bismillah Chowk area of Saeedabad police station and Grax area of Mauripur police station. Over 200 policemen, including SSP Baldia Shah Jehan Khan, four DSPs, eight SHOs, commandos and ladies police, took part in the operation.

The police detained 30 accused in these two operations. Those accused who were arrested from Mauripur area include Saeed Ahmed, Shahzad, Raza Ali, Shahzor, Haji Gul, Shahid and Raja Ali. They recovered one hand grenade, one rifle and three pistols. The police also recovered seven pistols, 10 magazines and 40 cartridges from other accused.

In actions against criminals, Jackson, Site A, Mominabad, Shershah, Baldia, Surjani Town, Site B, Saeedabad, Pirabad, Mochko and Ittehad Town police arrested 24 criminals and recovered 21 pistols, 21 magazines, 70 cartridges, drugs and other snatched goods from their possession.