MQM-L activist among four arrested in targeted operation in Karachi


KARACHI: Sindh Rangers arrested four suspects including a Muttahida Quami Movement-London (MQM-L) activist in various raids carried across the city late Thursday night.

According to the Rangers spokesperson, the raids were conducted on intelligence tip-offs about the presence of miscreants.

MQM-L activist Mumtaz Hussain was one of the suspects detained during the raids. He was arrested from New Town area of the metropolis on charges of supplying arms to the party units and sectors.

Meanwhile, three other suspects were nabbed in another raid at Memon Goth area of the city. The detainees – Inayatullah, Tariq, and Muhammad Akram – were allegedly involved in different illegal activities including drug-peddling. Rangers seized narcotics and weapons from their possession.

The Rangers-led targeted operation was initiated by the government in 2013 with an aim to curb terrorism, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, targeted killings and other crimes in the port city.

‘Ringleader’ of car lifter gang held with snatched vehicle

The anti-car lifting cell (ACLC) on Friday arrested a ringleader of an inter-provincial car lifter gang, according to police reports.

The ACLC recovered a snatched vehicle as well as arms from the arrested suspect, who was allegedly leading a gang called “Gopang”, according to the police statement.