Police and Rangers claimed to have arrested two suspected Lyari gangsters, including one with a bounty of Rs1 million on his arrest, in a joint raid.
The held suspects were identified as Shakil alias Commando and Mohammed Nadeem alias Nado. A Rangers spokesperson said in a statement that they were allegedly involved in killings, attempted murders, extortion, police encounters and sale & purchase of illegal weapons.
During interrogation, suspect Shakil revealed that he had joined a Lyari gang led by Abdul Rehman Baloch and was involved in targeted killing of members of rival group led by Ghaffar Zikri. He was made in charge of a torture cell in Edu Lane, the spokesperson said, adding that in 2013 he joined the Baba Ladla-led gang and dumped arms at different places. The Sindh government had announced Rs1 million reward for his arrest.
The second held suspect, Nadeem alias Nado, joined the Uzair Baloch-led gang in 2011 and was running drugs and gambling dens, the statement said. Both the suspects had fled to Iran after the launch of Karachi operation in 2013 and recently returned to the metropolis to activate their network, it said. They were handed over to the police along with seized arms and ammunition for further legal action. Three suspects injured in ‘encounter’. The Bilal Colony police said that the robbers were looting people when a police patrol reached there. The armed robbers, on seeing the police resorted to firing. During an exchange of gunfire, three suspects were arrested in an injured condition.