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Hitmen among 14 suspects held in raids

By our correspondents
April 16, 2017

The paramilitary force announced the arrests of 14 suspected criminals, including target killers and extortionists, who were taken into custody in raids in the city on Saturday.

The spokesman for Sindh Rangers said personnel of the force conducted a raid in the Yousuf Plaza area, arrested Arif alias Tutu after facing resistance and shifted him to their headquarters for questioning. 

During the interrogation, the man was found to be associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L). He was allegedly involved in target killings, extortion and snatching of vehicles and other crimes.

Paramilitary soldiers conducted a raid in Baldia Town and arrested a man, Salman, who was alleged to be involved in robberies and street crimes. 

In a swoop followed by an encounter in the Darakhshan area, Rangers’ personnel apprehended Mohammad Rafiq alias Farooq Kangla, Mohammad Sadiq and Khursheed Ahmed Khan. The three were said to be involved in target killings and operating a drug den in Chanesar Goth. Four accused were handed over to police and another was handed over to the Custom Department.

In raids carried out in Shahrah-e-Noorjehan and Peerabad areas, Mohammad Siddiq alias Farhan and Mohammad Azam, associated with the MQM-London, were taken into custody.

The suspects were involved in target killings, land grabbing, wall-chalking and other crimes. 

In action taken in Nazimabad and Pakistan Bazaar areas, paramilitary soldiers arrested three men, Syed Bilal, Mohammad Kashif and Asad Iqbal, over involvement in a number of robberies.  They also raided Darakhshan and Gadap areas, where they arrested four men, Ghulam Sarwar, Mohammad Asif, Akber and Mohammad Ali, who were alleged to be involved in drug peddling cases.