KARACHI Policemen of eight police stations located in Karachi West in four different police encounters on Sunday apprehended 39 accused and retrieved from their possession a wide range of arms, stolen and snatched goods alongwith contraband drugs.
A seior police official giving details of the exercise said raids were made against alleged criminals in Docks, Shershah, Mauripur, Baldia, SITE- B, SITE -A, Pak Colony and Manghopir police limits on the instructions of SSP-West, Asif Ejaz Shaikh.
A Kalashnikov, three rifles, two rapid guns, 21 pistols, 25 magazines, 100 cartridges besides stolen and snatched property of public, gadgets used for gambling and contraband drugs were recovered from the arrested accused, said the police official.
Those arrested included Tariq, Raju, Abdul Jabbar, Akhter, Maqbool, Adnan, Sajid, Sharafat, Mohammad Shehzad, Mohammad Siddiq, Mohammad Gul, Saleh Mohammad, Zeeshan, Jahangir, Zahir Shah, Khan Mohammad, Ejaz, Shahzaib, Abdul Mannan, Atif, Mohammad Yousuf, Said Hussain, Niaz Raza, Inshah Allah, Imran, Abdul Majeed and Attaullah.
Most of these arrestees were said to be members of varied criminal groups active in the jurisdiction of above mentioned eight different police stations of Karachi west. Docks and Manghopir Police was also said to have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered half kilogramme of heroin from them.
Docks police also raided a den and arrested professional gamblers and recovered money placed on stake besides relevant tools used for the prohibited activity.
SSP-West, Asif Shaikh has announced awards and certificates of appreciation for the police teams which nabbed the much wanted accused.