KARACHI: DIG Police West Zone Javed Alam Odho said on Thursday that West police carried out 153 targeted raids in various parts of the metropolitan during last week and arrested 151 criminals.
Addressing a press conference in his office, he said that police arrested 151 criminals including target killers, robbers, dacoits, extortionists, street criminals, offenders, absconders and other accused.
He said that the cases of various crimes had been registered against
Syed Raza Zaidi alias Zain, Sufiyan Shamim alias Ali, son of Shamim Usman; Usman alias Ashi, son of Muhammad Yaqoob; Pervez, son of Mutlab; Syed Waqar Alam, Junaid Javed, Arif Khan, Muhammad Sabir, son of Amir Bux; Hazrat Syed, son of Bakhat Zaman; Muhammad Faraz; Nadeem, son of Akbar, Muhammad Iqbal alias Akko, son of Noor Muhammad; Muhammad Aslam alias Siraj, Sajad Ali alias Sakhawat, Musaddaq Ali, and Bilal alias Hani, son of Hamid.
He claimed that a target killer Syed Raza Zaidi alias Zain was arrested from New Karachi Sector 11-K and a weapon recovered from him. He said that Zain had confessed to killing of eight persons in Abbas Town, Tahir Wella Chowrangi, FB area water pump and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas with his accomplices.
Javed Alam said that police had also arrested four accused of a dacoits group Ajmal Khan, Latif Khan, Faiz Khan and Murad Afridi from Ittehad Town. He said that another group of robbers, including a woman Ghazala, wife of Nadeem, Orangzaib, Shehzad and Nadeem, were also arrested by police in Pak Colony. They were involved in robberies in houses, he said.
DIG claimed that police also killed bandit Muhammad Yousaf, son of Nazir Ahmed Arain, in an encounter on Northern Bypass. He said that police arrested Muhammad Shahid, Liaquat Ali, and Manzoor Ahmed in wounded condition during separate encounters.
Javed Alam said that 61 different types of weapons, hand grenades and ammunition were also recovered from arrested men. They confessed to criminal activities, however, further investigation was underway, DIG West.