KARACHI, SEP 24: The Sindh government issued a notification on Wednesday under which five police stations in Karachi would be under the control of Rangers’ forces.
The provincial government has decided that five police stations in the metropolis, one each in the five districts of Karachi division, would be under the joint control of Rangers and police to deal with four types of heinous crimes, the news report said.
The suspects arrested on charges of “terrorism, targeted killing, kidnapping for ransom and bhatta (extortion)” during the ongoing targeted operation would be kept and interrogated at these five designated police stations, said Advocate General for Sindh Barrister Khalid Javed Khan.
Sources said that PS Aaram Bagh, PS Ferozabad, PS Nazimabad, PS Orangi Town and PS Steel Town would be under the control of Rangers’ forces.
At least 171 suspects were arrested in the city during targeted operations carried out by paramilitary forces and police personnel.
Arrested include a suspect who allegedly shot and injured a policeman, during a raid in Lyari, Geo News reported.
The police said the suspect was a close aide of Shiraz Comrade, a notorious Lyari gangster recently arrested by law enforcement agencies in Lahore while attempting to flee to Dubai using forged travel documents.
The police said tthe accused had killed manager of a wine shop in Lee Market area, who refused to pay extortion.
They said the accused had confessed to killing 15 people during the preliminary investigation, The News reported.