Karachi police arrest 8526 criminals in five months

KARACHI: Karachi police during the last five months raids and actions across the city arrested 8526 criminals and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from their possession, says a police report presented to IGP Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch.

The report said 331 accused were arrested in 516 police encounters. It said 4428 absconders, 457 proclaimed offenders, 15 carlifters, eight highway dacoits, two notified bandits, 39 target killers, seven terroristS, 3191 dacoitS/accused were detained in 10,336 raids.

It further said that 341 gangs were smashed and 48 extortionists detained. The report claimed that 42 bandits, three terrorists, three notified dacoits and six kidnappers were killed in encounters across the city during JanuaryMay 2013 period.

The report said that police also recovered following arms and ammunition from detained accused: 302kg explosive material, four bomb making equipments, two rockets, 68 hand grenades, two improvised explosive devices, three bombs, one suicide jacket, 11392 cartridges/rounds, 2427 pistols/mousers, 61 rifles, 58 shot guns/repeaters, 64 SMGs/Kalashnikovs, 5 MP5 and two LMGs.