KARACHI: In separate operations by police and Rangers personnel in different parts of Karachi, as many as five suspected criminals were killed on Friday.
According to Irfan Bahadur, Senior Superintendent of the Police’s Anti-Car Lifting Cell, police acted on information and carried out an operation near Toor Bangash Chowki in Orangi Town.
As a result of the exchange of fire, two wanted criminals, Moin Aga Khani and Pathan, were killed while another suspect, Imtiaz Tanoli alias Mama managed to escape, he said.
The suspects are said to be wanted for committing several crimes in the city.
Meanwhile, Rangers personnel carried out a separate raid in Lyari’s Rexer Lane after receiving information of the presence of wanted criminals in the area.
Rangers spokesman further reported that three wanted criminals were killed in retaliatory fire.
The three, identified as Mohammad Hassam, Azhar alias Buddha, and Waseem Ahmad, were said to be linked to Lyari’s Baba Ladla gang and were involved in 23 different cases of murder, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.
Rangers forces rounded up 17 suspects when they carried out another search operation in residential apartments located Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 18.