Eight Killed in LEA Operations around Karachi
KARACHI: Law Enforcement Agencies carried out operations in the areas of Lyari, Manghopir and Liaquatabad on Sunday encountering three alleged gangsters among eight suspects dead.
They added that the police conducted a targeted raid on a suspected hideout of gangsters in Jatoi Para in Baghdadi at around 4am, where an encounter ensued. During the exchange of fire, three suspected gangsters were killed, the officials said.
The suspects were identified as Abdul Rehman, alias Lamba, alias Goinda; Alishan, alias Shan and Subhan, alias Grenade.
“They were involved in 30 cases of killing, extortion and kidnapping,” said City SSP Fida Hussain.
The dead belonged to the gang of Kamran, alias Kamo Laasi. This gang was previously associated with the Uzair Baloch group, but parted ways with it recently and formed their own separate gang, added the senior police officer.
The SP said the dead had also allegedly killed two Dhol players during a marriage ceremony some months ago in Baghdadi.
In the second ‘encounter’, three alleged militants were shot dead in Manghopir, the officials said.
A police party on its routine patrol on Ijtimahgah road near Medina restaurant came under a gun attack by suspected militants. Assistant Sub-Inspector Imran got wounded in the attack, said Manghopir police station SHO Ghulam Hussain Korai.
The police returned fire and wounded three alleged militants, who later died while their three accomplices escaped, the police officer said.
The police claimed to have seized a Kalashnikov and two pistols from their possession.
The identity of the dead could not be ascertained immediately. However, the police officer claimed that they were militants belonging to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.
The bodies were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
In Liaquatabad, the paramilitary force claimed to have killed two alleged kidnappers in the third ‘encounter’ of the day.
According to a spokesperson for the paramilitary force, the Rangers conducted an intelligence-based targeted raid in Mussarat Colony on information about the presence of suspects allegedly involved in short-term kidnapping for ransom cases.
The operation was carried out on the information provided by an already arrested suspected kidnapper, Ziarat Gul, the official added.
For the exact identity of the place, Ziarat Gul was taken to the suspected hideout by the Rangers.
Seeing the soldiers, the suspects resorted to firing while taking advantage of the situation Ziarat Gul tried to escape. However, he got caught in the crossfire, sustained wounds and died later on, the officer added.
The Rangers went after the fleeing suspects and after a brief exchange of fire, another suspect identified as Amir was killed while his other accomplices managed to escape.
The deceased suspects were allegedly involved in kidnapping for ransom cases in the SITE area, the official added.
Teenager shot dead mysteriously
A teenager was shot dead in Sohrab Goth in early hours of Sunday, the police said.
The SHO of the police station concerned, Nadeem Sarwar, claimed that Rangers had conducted a targeted raid near Indus Plaza at around 3am on information about presence of suspects in which the teenager was killed. The police officer believed that the deceased was a suspect.
However, the Rangers spokesperson said that the paramilitary force did not carry out any action in Sohrab Goth.
The deceased, seemed to be of around 16 years of age, was taken to the Edhi morgue in Sohrab Goth for want of identification after medico-legal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
‘Gangster’ shot dead in wedding party
A scuffle broke out between two ‘gangsters’ during a marriage ceremony in Pak Colony resulted in the murder of one of them on late Saturday night, the police said.
Waseem, alias Kaku, and Haroon quarrelled with each other during the ceremony in the Purana Golimar area which resulted in the murder of the latter, said SHO Irfan Asif. The suspect fled after the incident.
Both the deceased and the suspect were suspected gangsters, claimed the officer.
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