suspected militant hideouts across the city
With the necessary legal cover restored by the Centre, the Sindh Rangers on Sunday resumed operations in the city as they picked up 22 suspects, including alleged militants linked with banned outfits, during raids in different areas of the metropolis.
As per a Rangers spokesman, six suspects, including members of banned organisations and extortionists of militant wings, were arrested in intelligence driven operations carried out by the paramilitary force in Bilal Colony, Lyari, Al-Falah, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulberg. Weapons and ammunition were also seized.
Three more terror suspects said to be affiliated with proscribed groups were picked up and weapons seized in operations carried out in Nazimabad and Orangi, the spokesman added.
Another operation was conducted by the paramilitary force in Landhi in which three more suspects, including terrorists of banned outfits and extortionists, were arrested with weapons and ammunition.
Late on Sunday night, the Rangers carried out a search operation in the Natha Khan Goth area in which 10 more suspected terrorists and criminals affiliated with militant wings were arrested and weapons recovered.
With the suspects in custody, the spokesman added, interrogations and further investigations were underway.
A day earlier, the paramilitary force announced a Rs1 million reward for any person who could provide information leading to the arrest of the killers of police constable Khuda Bux, who was gunned down in North Nazimabad on Thursday.
As per a statement, citizens may convey any such information to the Rangers on their helpline, 1101, through calls or text messages.
Constable Khuda Bukhsh, 40, was shot dead while his colleague, Aslam, remain unhurt when two motorcyclists targeted them outside a roadside hotel in Nazimabad’s Block N.
According to a medico-legal report from the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, the constable had been shot nine times and the weapon used was a 9mm pistol.