Police claim arresting 15 criminals including 3 target killers

September 14, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: East Zone police on Monday claimed to have arrested 15 criminals, including three target killers, involved in sectarian killing and three bandits in the area.

Addressing a press conference at his office, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) East Munir Ahmed Sheikh said that under the supervision of Superintendent of Police (SP) Gulshan-e-Iqbal Abid Qaimkhani, East police conducted targeted raids in different areas and arrested five members of bandits group Mohammad Sohail alias Gama, son of Haji Rehman; Mohammad Atif, son of Mohammad Aziz; Khurram Mehmood, son of Mehmood Ali; Yasir, son of Mohammad Riaz; and Mohammad Adil, son of Yousuf.

He said that the arrested criminals had confessed to killing four persons, collecting extortion and committing over a dozen robberies. He said that four pistols with bullets and one hand grenade were also recovered from the possession of the arrested criminals.

DIGP said that East police also arrested a target killer Tahir alias Punjabi, son of Mohammad Hanif. He said that he had confessed to killing three people, including a girl Zehra. He said that arrested accused were also involved in extortion cases. One pistol and bullets were also recovered from his possession, DIGP added.

Sheikh claimed that a member of a banned religious organization Mohammad Shakeel Barmi, son of Mohammad Ismail Barmi, was arrested from Gulshan-e-Iqbal. He said that Barmi had confessed to sectarian killing of several people and was also arrested at least 12 times by AVCC, CID, Pakistan PS, Baldia PS, Saeedabad PS, and Gulshan-e-Iqbal PS under explosive, arms and robbery cases .

He said that the arrested criminal had also gone several times for receiving terrorism training from tribal areas and Afghanistan. He said that a pistol was also recovered from him.

On the occasion, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East Pir Mohammad Shah said that Aziz Bhatti police arrested an alleged bandit Syed Iqbal Hussain Shah, son of Syed Javed Hussain Shah. He said that the arrested accused had confessed to his involvement in a bank robbery of Rs 520 million with his accomplices from Meethadar in 2009.

SSP said that the arrested accused was also involved weapon and drugs dealing in the city. One pistol with bullets were also recovered from his possession.

Shah said that Amir Ali, son of Sabir Ali; Saeed Jan, son of Mehmood; Jamshed Amil Shah alias Jemi, son of Adil Shah; Wazir Mohammad, son of Nazar Mohammed; Noor Mohammad, son of Nazar Mohammad; Faizan Ali alias Sono, son of Azmat Ali; and Imran Ali Khan, son of Ahmed Ali Khan, were also arrested by East police from different areas.

He said that the arrested criminals were involved in banks robberies, house robberies, land grabbing, drugs dealing and street crimes. He said that one car and six pistols with bullets and drugs were also recovered from the possession of arrested men.

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