Karachi: District West Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 29 suspected in targeted operations and recovered weapons from their possession.
According to the detail, Pirabad police under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District East Asif Ejaz Sheikh conducted a targeted operation in two separate places in the information about the presence of wanted criminals which lasted four hours. Two SSPs, seven DSPs, 18 SHOs and 350 police personnel took part in this operation.
The police arrested 18 suspects during operation and also recovered a hand grenade, a Kalashnikov, a 7MM, six TT pistols, 150 cartridges, five kg explosive material, including ball-bearings and electric wire during the search of their hideouts.
Moreover, Orangi Town Police arrested four extortionists- Ateeq, Abdul Khaliq, Feroze and Rahim Shah. The police also recovered two pistols, extortion receipts and motorcycle from their possession.
Separately, Mominabad police arrested Sajid alias Sajjad, alias Tooti and recovered pistol from him. The criminal was involved in murder and other heinous crimes. Sajid was also wanted to Docks police in murder case.
The Docks police in search operation against drug peddlers and arrested four criminals Yaqoob alias Mama, Maqbool Khan, Sabaz Ali and Bilal. The police also recovered two kg hashish from them. The accused Sabaz Ali was wanted to police in many cases.
Maripur police arrested two extortionists Abdul Qadir and Muhammad Anwar after encounter with police near New Truck Stand. The police also recovered two pistols, two 9mm, ten extortion receipts from their possession. The extortion receipts filled with demands of extortion from 1 lakh to 5 lakh and life threat in case non-payment. Investigation is under way from arrested criminals. The criminals in initial investigation confessed to martyr a constable Nusrat Hussain during robbery.