Karachi mobster apprehended
By Shahnawaz Khan
LAHORE: A special team Karachi and Lahore police officers has arrested notorious underworld kingpin, Shoaib Khan, and two of his accomplices, after conducting several raids in the provincial metropolis, sources told Daily Times on Tuesday.
Police sources said that Shoaib Khan, who operated from Karachi, was wanted in over a hundred murder cases. A joint team of the Karachi and Lahore police, after receiving an anonymous tip, raided a house in C-Block, Defence Housing Authority, and arrested him. Later, the same team conducted another raid at a local hotel and arrested two more men, Awais Ijaz and Gullo. Awais Ijaz was the alleged right-hand man of Shoaib Khan, while Gullo was his bodyguard, sources claimed.
Karachi police had been after Shoaib Khan for several months. He was released from prison last year on bail in a murder case. Police sources claimed that Shoaib Khan enjoyed the backing of several police officers, adding they had confiscated a video tape of a party he threw which showed several police officials in attendance. Police also accused him of running the city’s illegal gambling dens.
Karachi staff report adds: Sindh Home Minister Rauf Siddiqui at a press conference avoided giving details of the arrest of Shoaib Khan and only said he was involved in high-profile cases and when he was arrested ammunition was recovered from his possession. He said whoever violated the law and was involved in crime his place would be in jail.
Siddiqui said the government would maintain law and order in the city and the province at any cost and the criminal Mafias would be eliminated.