Three more fall prey to violence

* Police claim arresting 58 criminals g East Zone police arrest 135 accused

KARACHI: Three people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of violence on Sunday. Unidentified assailants gunned down Muhammad Shakeel (45) and Muhammad Asif (30) near Sadaqat Colony, Shah Faisal Town. The bodies were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities. In another incident, an man (30) was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Eight Chowk, Lyari. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for autopsy. Separately, in an incident in New Karachi, Muhammad Saeed (25) and Muhammad Adnan (22) were injured when unidentified armed men fired at them. Both injured were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment. Meanwhile, Ghulam Mustafa (24) was shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Petrol Pump, Gulbai area. He was brought to CHK for treatment. Meanwhile, Paramilitary Force Rangers on Sunday claimed to have arrested two criminals during a targeted raid in Moosa Colony.According to a Rangers spokesman, “Search operation kicked off on a tip-off about the presence of suspected persons in Moosa Colony.” He said that the Rangers personnel sealed off exit and entry points of the area and started a door-to-door search.“During the search, two criminals were detained and weapons recovered from their possession,” the spokesman said. He said that the arrested criminals were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.Karachi police on Sunday claimed to have arrested 58 criminals in different raids and killed an alleged criminal in an encounter during the last 24 hours.According to Central Police Office (CPO) report, police conducted 85 raids in different areas of the city and arrested 58 criminals including proclaimed offenders, absconders and robbers in the consequence of these raids.The report stated that an accused was also killed in an encounter with them in the city. The police also claimed recovering 30 handguns, one Kalashinkov, one hand-grenade, drugs and liquor from the possession of arrested accused.East Zone Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Munir Ahmed Sheikh on Sunday claimed to have arrested 135 accused from different areas of the East Zone during the last 24 hours.East Zone Police Spokesman, Inspector Aziz Khan said that the police conducted several raids in different areas of the East Zone and in the consequence of these raids, they arrested 135 accused including proclaimed offenders, absconders and robbers.He also claimed recovering seven handguns, one shotgun, a number of bullets, 114 motorcycles, drugs and liquor from the possession of arrested accused.Meanwhile, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Haider Jamali chaired a high level meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) and reviewed police’s progress in ongoing operation against crimes with the special emphasis on terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion in the province.In the meeting, it was briefed that the police launched massive targeted operations province-wide during which over 600 raids were conducted. The 123 criminals were killed during 223 encounters with police during these raids. The 123 killed outlaws included 32 terrorists, 88 dacoits, two kidnappers and one extortionist.The meeting was informed that due to the proactive policing, the incidents of kidnapping for ransom have witnessed a sharp decline 75 percent, a fact that was seconded by CPLC chief Ahmed Chenoy based on the figures available with police and CPLC. It was also stated that the incidents of extortion has been brought down by over 80 percent in the period under review. Sindh IGP showed his satisfaction over the co-ordination between all branches of Sindh police for the achievement of desirable results and appreciated the selfless sacrifices laid down by the police. Jamali also announced rewards for the police officers and police teams, whose performance was extraordinary while paying tribute to police force martyrs.

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