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SSP militant among six arrested by Rangers

By our correspondents
April 01, 2017

The Sindh Rangers apprehended six suspects, including members of militant and political outfits, in raids conducted across the city on Friday.

A spokesman for the Rangers said paramilitary personnel conducted a targeted raid in the city’s Mauripur area and, after resistance, managed to apprehend a suspect identified as Nadeem Younus.

The suspect was shifted him to the Rangers’ headquarters for interrogation. The spokesman said Nadeem was affiliated with the banned sectarian group, Sipah-e-Shahaba Pakistan (SSP), and had revealed that he was involved in purchase, sale and transportation of weapons.

In the city’s Preedy area, the Rangers arrested a suspect identified as Waqar Ahmed who is associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) London chapter. The accused, as per the spokesman, was involved in extortion, aerial firing incidents and hoarding of illegal weapons.

In Nazimabad, the Rangers arrested two suspects identified as Fayyaz Ali and Mohammed Jehanzeb who were said to be involved in a number of street crime cases. Looted valuables were also recovered from their possession. 

In the Boulton Market and SITE areas, two drug peddlers identified as Saubat Ali Khan and Mohammed Ali. The law enforcers also recovered sizeable caches of narcotics from their hideouts.

Weapons were also seized and all arrested suspects were handed over to the police for further legal action.