KARACHI: DIG West Zone police Javed Alam Odho said on Thursday that West Zone police carried out 111 targeted raids in various parts of the metropolitan and arrested 135 criminals including four target killers during last week.
Addressing a press conference in his office, he said that police arrested 135 criminals including four alleged target killers, eight murderers, two dacoits, six extortionists, eight street criminals, 22 absconders, offenders, robbers, and 71 other criminals.
He said that arrested accused Arshad alias K 2, son of Siraj uddin; Fiazan Hussain, son of Ilyas Hussain; Asadullah Khan; Kashan alias Cho Cho, son of Mehdi Raza; Juma, son of Shehbaz; Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Hakim; Walayat; Arif Mehmood, son of Sultan Mehmood; Rusool Bux, son of Nazir Hussain; Muhammad Rafique alias Choto, son of Hassan; Muhammad Imran, son of Abu Bhai, Asif Raza, son of Abdul Razzaq; Saeed, son of Abdul Rasheed; Faqeer Muhammad, son of Khan Zaman; Muhammad Rafique, son of Misri Khan; Mehboob Alam alias Muna; Ahsan; Fariddddin; Irshad, son of Mukhtar Ahmed; and Muhammad Asif, son of Muhammad Aslam, were involved in killing, murders, attempt to murders, extortion for ransom and robberies.
DIG said that target killer Arshad alias K 2, son of Siraj uddin, was arrested by Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police and they recovered one pistol with two rounds and one hand grenade from him. He said that Arshad belongs to a religious-political party and he confessed 17 criminal activities, including killing of five persons, four attempts of murders and six police encounters. He said that Arshad had remained behind bars in many cases. He had been involved in such criminal activities from 2004 and cases were also registered against him in different police stations in the city.
Javed Alam said that another target killer Fiazan Hussain, son of Ilyas Hussain, was arrested by Nazimabad police and they recovered arms. He said that Fiazan belongs to a political party and he had confessed 19 criminal activities, including killing of 16 people in 14 activities and three robbery bids.
He said that target killer Asadullah Khan was affiliated with Nisari group of Gang War and his two accomplices were killed in police encounter earlier. He was arrested by Ittehad Town police and he confessed killing of cops Sher Haider and Irfan Bashir in Baldia Town, said DIG.
Javed said that another target killer Kashan alias Cho was arrested by New Town police and they recovered one pistol with four rounds. He said that target killer belongs to a political party and has confessed killing five people.
DIG said that police killed two alleged dacoits, Younas, son of Astana, and Muhammad Ramzan, during encounters in Orangi Town, separately and also arrested their accomplices Jumma, son of Shehbaz and Muhammad Riaz in wounded condition. In another encounter police killed an extortionist Bashir Baloch in Ittehad Town and recovered weapons.
Javed said that 51 different types of weapons, 13 hand grenades and ammunition were also recovered from the arrested men. They have confessed their involvement in different criminal activities and further investigation was under way.