Monday Jun 19, 2017
RAWALPINDI: About 20 suspects were apprehended in joint operations across Punjab, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
The operations were conducted by Pakistan Rangers Punjab, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), police and intelligence agencies in the surrounding areas of Kharian and Sarai Alamgir.
Illegeal weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the suspects’ possession.
The joint operations were a part of the nationwide Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, which was launched on February 22 after a string of terrorist attacks across the country.
According to the ISPR Director-General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the operation aims include the elimination of the residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made so far and ensuring the security of Pakistan’s borders.
Moreover, law enforcing agencies (LEAs) arrested three suspects during search operations in different parts of Karachi’s Lyari area early Monday morning.
The suspects, Shahbaz alias Shebo along with two accomplices, were wanted for different cases including killing police officers and extortion. The three gangsters were also involved in Lyari gang war.
Weapons and hand grenades were seized from the suspects.