KARACHI: District West police on Monday claimed to have arrested a total of 635 criminals, including target killers and terrorists, in last six months and also recovered huge cache of weapons from their possession.
According to West police six month performance report, 20 police stations of district west under the supervision and directives of Senior Superintendent of Police SSP Asif Ejaz Sheikh conducted raids against terrorists, targets killers, extortionists, criminals, vehicle lifters, absconders and proclaimed offenders in which 635 criminals were arrested so far.
The police also recovered 14 hand grenades, two rockets, two detonators, 16 kg explosive material, nine Kalashnikovs, 12 rifles or repeater guns, 11 digital rifles, 701 pistols, 2,341 cartridges, big quantity of narcotics, snatched vehicles and looted valuables from their possessions.
The police arrested 153 accused in 95 separate encounters, while 16 criminals were also killed in shootout. The police also arrested 39 extortionists, 29 target killers and 49 proclaimed offenders involved in heinous crimes.