Assistant Sub-Inspector arrested accused of kidnapping citizens

KARACHI:  Intelligence agencies arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) accused of the kidnapping citizens for receiving ransom.

According to details, the arrest came as security officers conducted an operation on a tip off in Gharibabad area of Karachi. The officer had formed a team of armed members to receive ransom from the citizens.

ASI Akram deployed in Pakistan Bazar used to kidnap the citizens and demand ransom from their families through official police mobile.

Police also rescued seven hostages on the identification of the suspect whereas four official rifles and bullet proof jackets have also been confiscated.

Recently, a suspected target killer and Lyari gang member was arrested from Haripur on Saturday.

DSP Headquarters Ishtiaq Khan told that the accused Zubair, a resident of Dharam Pani Village, had been living in Karachi.

However, on an intelligence tip, a police party headed by SHO Saddar Ishaq Khan intercepted a vehicle near Gajal village and arrested Zubair. Ishtiaq further said the accused was wanted by the police in more than 80 cases of heinous crimes and also had a bounty on his head.

He joined a group of Lyari criminals and was involved in target killings and kidnapping for ransom cases. Ishtiaq said the suspect escaped to Haripur to evade arrest.

Director General Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar has said that Karachi operation will continue till its logical conclusion.

Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG & Former Presidents KCCI Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala and Haroon Farooki, President KCCI Younus Muhammad Bashir, Senior Vice President KCCI Zia Ahmed Khan, Vice President KCCI Muhammad Naeem Sharif and KCCI Managing Committee members attended the meeting in camera, along with special gathering of over 175 members representing markets and industrial zones.

DG Rangers said our Operation is not against any political entity but only against criminals which will continue without any discrimination. We will never allow anyone to hold strikes, shut down petrol pumps or set vehicles ablaze.

In response to concerns expressed over rising street crimes DG Rangers said Rangers will undertake operations to effectively deal with rising street crimes in Karachi.

He offered Rangers’ assistance in the capacity building, recruitment and training of police officers so that they could efficiently maintain peace on long term and sustainable basis.

While welcoming the DG Rangers Sindh, President KCCI Younus Muhammad Bashir expressed deep gratitude to Pakistan Rangers Sindh for their efforts and numerous achievements in the ongoing Karachi Operation which was initiated in 2013 with a view to completely cleansing Karachi city from criminal elements.