Six Criminals Arrested to Include a Terrorist with Weapon Cache Recovered - Rangers
KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have apprehended six criminals, including an alleged terrorist, during targeted raids conducted in various areas of the city, said a press release issued by the paramilitary force on Tuesday.
The statement said that Rangers personnel conducted raids in Korangi, Bahadurabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Liaquatabad Town areas of the metropolis.
During the raids, Rangers arrested six alleged criminals, including a terrorist belonging to a banned outfit and a dacoit, the handout said.
Rangers personnel also claimed the recovery of weapons from the possession of the arrested men.
The deployment of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, in Karachi is requisitioned under Article 147 of the Constitution, and under Clause 1 of Sub-section 3 of Section 4 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, authorised to prevent the commission of terrorist acts, or scheduled offences in notified area for the punishment of terrorist in accordance with the provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.
Called in 1989 to assist the police in Karachi by the then PPP-led government amid a deteriorating law and order situation, the Rangers started enjoying more powers in 2009 — again extended by PPP-led governments both in the centre and the province, which allowed the force to search houses and arrest suspects without warrants.
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