The Sindh Rangers during targeted operations in different parts of the city arrested five suspects, including those who were part of a gang involved in changing the IMEI of mobile phones to sell them in the markets. A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said that their personnel conducted a joint operation along with police on the basis of intelligence information in the New Karachi and Surjani Town areas and arrested four suspects involved in street crime.
The arrested men were identified as Usman, alias Bhora, Yasin Bengali, Imtiaz Ahmed, alias Ustad, and Ali Jan, alias Jani Sindhi. The law enforcers also claimed to have seized two pistols, ammunition, eight mobile phones and two stolen motorcycles from their possession. During the initial investigation, the suspects admitted to their involvement in more than 400 incidents of robbery and street crime in different areas of Karachi.
They reportedly used to sell stolen motorcycles, spare parts and stolen mobile phones in Sarina and Hyderi markets after changing their IMEI numbers and unlocking them. Raids are being conducted to arrest their accomplices.
The arrested men along with arms and ammunition, mobile phones and motorcycles have been handed over to the police for legal proceedings. In a separate raid, Rangers troops and police, acting jointly on the basis of intelligence, arrested a most-wanted Lyari gang war commander, Sajid, alias Golimar, allegedly involved in murder, attempted murder, police encounter, terrorism and drug trafficking in Karachi.