Lyari gang war’s Amin Baloch arrested
Foiling miscreants’ another bid to spread unrest in Karachi, the law enforcement personnel have recovered weapons buried in Lal Qila Ground in Azizabad area on Sunday.
Security officials took around two hours to completely clear the site. The weapons have been moved to undisclosed location. The development comes a day after PPP-led Sindh government extended Sindh Rangers’ special powers in Karachi for another 90 days.
The policing powers of paramilitary Rangers had expired on April 15 after which a summary was forwarded to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah seeking extension in the special powers of Rangers.
Law-enforcement agencies arrested an important member of the Lyari gang war, Amin Baloch, during a raid at Lyari General Hospital on Sunday.
According to the police, Amin is a vital accomplice of Lyari gang war’s Zahid Ladla and the younger brother of gang war suspect Wasim Qasargandi. Amin had been arrested by Rangers in the past and had spent time in prison. He had been wanted by the police in a number of criminal cases.
Before his most recent arrest, he had been running a network with Zahid’s commander, Agha Shaukat, police said. Amin was shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Meanwhile the hand grenade attack in Kalakot area of Lyari in February was carried out by members of the Baba Ladla group, Shehzad alias Shakkar and Laagoo, a police report revealed on Sunday. Sindh IGP AD Khawaja had taken notice of the attack.
As per the report, four people, riding a motorbike, had carried out the attack. Later, they had escaped through the Phool Patti Lane.
The attack had left 17 people injured, out of which four people were declared to be in a critical condition.
A man was injured in a shooting, while a fugitive among 16 suspects was held in different raids in Karachi Early Sunday morning, police said.
The firing incident took place in Soldier Bazar area over a domestic dispute, police said. It left a man injured, who was shifted to hospital.
Police conducted a search operation in Baldia Town’s Saeedabad area and apprehended 15 suspects, said SP Baldia Asif Razzaq.
A fugitive, Gul Nawaz, who had escaped from an anti-terrorism court (ATC) was also among the arrested suspects, he added.
Meanwhile, Frere police nabbed suspect and recovered four stolen motorbikes from him, officials said.
The suspect, Yasin Ali, was identified with the help of close circuit TV (CCTV) camera footage.