KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested 13 suspects, including five alleged target-killers of a political party and eight extortionists affiliated with banned outfits, during targeted raids in Karachi on Thursday.
The raids were conducted in Karachis Zaman Town, Shah Faisal, Malir and City Town areas, said the spokesman of Sindh Rangers.
During the targeted raids weapons and ammunition have also been recovered, he said.
Search operations were also conducted by the Rangers in connection with the kidnapping of son of Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Owais Shah in Clifton, Defence, Shah Faisal and Baldia Town areas.
During the operations, ten criminals were arrested and weapons were also recovered.
On Monday, SHC CJs son went missing from Clifton shopping mall while his mobile phone had been switched off since the afternoon.
Following the incident officers of Special Security Unit along with police started snap checking in the metropolis and at all its entry and exit points while security was also tightened at Super Highway and National Highway.
The investigation revealed that Owais Ali Shah was abducted after full recce as the kidnappers in a white car with SP-0586 number started following him from SHC till shopping mall in Clifton.
An eight-member investigation team of police was also formed to probe the matter. The security personnel had recovered the mobile data of CJs son for further process.
Arrests by Rangers comes a day after renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri was shot to death in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area. His murder drew condemnations from across the country.
Sabri was travelling with an associate when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on the white Honda Civic car.
According to reports, Sabri was heading for the studio of a private television channel along with Saleem Sabri to take part in an Iftar transmission when he was attacked.
Following his relentless killing, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had strongly condemned the terrorist attack.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad had directed D.G. Rangers and I.G. Sindh to arrest the killers of Amjad Sabri.
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