20 convicts shifted to Sukkur jail

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At least 20 hardened criminals sentenced to death and life imprisonment have been relocated from Karachi’s Central Jail to a Sukkur prison following a search-and-clean-up operation in the city’s maximum security penal facility.

“The convicts have been moved to Sukkur jail owing to security concerns which Saturday’s crackdown in the jail laid bare,” the jail authorities said.

According to reports, there are some deadliest terrorists belonging to outlawed militant outfits who have been transferred to the other jail. Earlier, a big contingent of Rangers abetted by police conducted a joint search operation in the central jail. According to sources, during the search operation, the paramilitary troops recovered a cell phone, which, they claimed, was used in plotting a bomb attack on Sindh High Court’s senior judge Justice Maqbool Baqar a few days back.

The security-men confiscated a large number of mobile phones, laptops, and drugs during barrack-to-barrack and prisoner-to-prisoner search which started early Saturday morning.

The lawmen also claimed to have recovered various types of arms from the inmates. “The jail police were locked out of the building as Rangers and other cops conducted the operation,” said an official.