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Criminals linked to MQM arrested in Karachi's Landhi, Rangers say

Criminals linked to MQM arrested in Karachi's Landhi, Rangers say

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Friday claimed to have arrested multiple alleged criminals including target killers in a surgical operation conducted in the city’s Landhi-VI area on Thursday.

According to the Rangers press release, a precise raid was conducted on Thursday night in Landhi-VI after information was obtained about the presence of wanted criminals taking shelter in the area.

Read: Rangers ask MQM to hand over 187 murder suspects

According to the paramilitary force's spokesman, those arrested are activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and there details are as follows.

Aqil, unit incharge of MQM unit 84, was arrested for carrying out target killings and is said to be a close associate of Saleem Inqlabi and Manzoor Lamba, according to Rangers.

Nasiruddin, joint unit in-charge MQM unit 84, was arrested over charges of multiple murders and other heinous crimes.

Rangers also arrested Sajid, an active worker of MQM, on charges of smuggling weapons, said the Rangers news release.

Another individual, Ghayas Uddin, who was arrested will be freed because he has no criminal record, said the spokesman.

Karachi Corps Commander Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar earlier last week had reiterated his trust in Rangers and other law enforcement agencies leading the ‘Karachi operation’, which he said, was “apolitical, indiscriminate and free of any compromise” aimed at bringing the violence-hit city back to normality.

Read more: Target killers linked to MQM arrested in Karachi, Rangers say

“Karachi operation is apolitical. It is indiscriminate and free of any compromise and pressure. Terrorists, their aides and facilitators are targets of the operation. We will not leave any stone unturned to achieve these targets,” he had said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the MQM on Wednesday resigned from Parliament in protest against the Rangers-led operation in Karachi. The political party claims it is being targeted under the garb of the Karachi security operation, whereby its workers are being detained and killed illegally.

Read: MQM lawmakers tender resignations.

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