Police conducts 79 raids, has four encounters with criminals

* Seven killed, two injured in acts of violence

KARACHI: In coordination with Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), the police conducted 79 different raids and had four encounters with criminals during the past 24 hours, stated a communication issued on Tuesday.
Twelve proclaimed offenders, four extortionists, ten drug peddlers, four robbers besides eleven other criminals carrying unlicensed weapons were said to be arrested during the exercise.
The police sources said, different categories of weapons were retrieved from their possession including shotguns, repeaters and so-forth.
Meanwhile, seven persons lost their lives while two were injured in different firing and other incidents on Tuesday.
A criminal of the Lyari gang war Jhengo group named Taj Mohammad (25), was killed in a police encounter at Nawa Lane Street No 7, Kalakot. According to the PS Kalakot SHO the encounter took place between the police and criminals of Lyari Gang War. 
The police recovered one ‘TT’ pistol with 10 rounds from his possession. He was wanted in several other crimes. The dead body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for an autopsy.
In another incident, according to PS Jamshed Quarters SHO, unidentified assailants shot and killed one Natha Lal (45) at Business Recorder Road near a CNG station. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy. The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained.
In yet another incident, a criminal of the Lyari gang war named Shoaib was killed in a police encounter in Lyari Chakiwara. According to police sources, the accused was involved in cases of target killing, extortion and kidnapping for ransom. Weapons were recovered from his possession. The body was shifted to CHK for an autopsy. In a firing incident, two unidentified persons aged about 25 to 30, were killed near Qasba Morr, Shehzad Cinema. The bodies were shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities.
In another incident on Abul Hasan Asfahani Road, a youth Gul Badin (25) was gunned down in resistance to robbery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The body was shifted to Jinnah Post graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for formalities.
Constable Dilawar Khan (40) was injured in firing by unidentified persons near the Juman Shah Mazar, Garden. He was shifted to JPMC for treatment. A 40-year-old unidentified lady died when a vehicle hit her at the NIPA flyover. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy. In another road accident, a young man (18) was on MA Jinnah Road near Prince Cinema. The body was shifted to CHK for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, Sindh Department of Human Rights in coordination with Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and the police is in the process to initiate a joint venture against violators of human rights. The Sindh Chief Minister’s coordinator Nadia Gabol stated on Tuesday.
Talking to media at the CPLC office, Sindh CM coordinator for protection of human rights said that the exercise would not only be focussed to contain human rights’ abuse instances and relevant crimes but also to ensure an adequate and timely legal action against the violators.
On the occasion, CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy gave a detailed briefing to the Sindh CM’s coordinator about the committee’s working with specific reference to its efforts to contain violence committed against children and women under different pretexts.
Nadia Gabol said that the department of human rights was already working in coordination with police to address the issue of child labour in the province. She said, “Steps were underway to develop a close coordination with CPLC and the police and address the issue of human rights abuse in the larger context.” She added, “Our department has already issued a toll free number for complainants and the public in general about cases related to abuse and violation of human rights.”
“We have registered constant increase in the number of such cases as people have now been provided with a facility to register their complaints,” she said. The coordinator to chief minister said the department and CPLC will soon be setting up a call centre providing guidance and needed assistance to the victims suffering in distant and remote areas.

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