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Rangers detain over 70 in Karachi’s Manghopir

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KARACHI: Rangers detained over 70 people in a targeted operation in Karachi's Manghopir area, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

The detained include 13 individuals suspected of being associated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

A huge quantity of arms was also recovered from the possession of the detained suspects.

The operation began at approximately 5 am on Saturday and over 1,000 Rangers personnel carried out the raids.

Authorities said the operation was conducted on information provided by a man who had been arrested earlier.

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Dec 01, 2012 10:56am
good job Pakistan Rangers, now Judiciary, please get them due justice...
Dec 01, 2012 10:17am
Instead of conducting large scale operations to weed out terrorists from karachi this type of sting operations on the basis of actionable real time information done repeatedly may contain the situation in the short term. However, what is needed in the long term is to allow local bodies to throw up genuine local leadership to solve local problems. The clogged courts at district level need to provide justice that is within a given period of time and affordable. Will these 70 caught taken through the courts? or will they be given a rough raw deal so that they turn further to terrorism? That is the real question? Is the Pakistani elite willing to share and be a little just and a pinch more compassionate. If its not? then such operations are meaningless.
Dec 01, 2012 09:23am
Well done..........now kindly talk to them in the only language these criminals understand.
Dec 01, 2012 01:19pm
Lets see what the Judiciary does.
muzammil ullah khan
Dec 01, 2012 07:33am
I say again that if there is concrete proof against some individuals of their involvement in terrorism then they should be taken into custody, thoroughly questioned and then eliminated. If these fellows are taken to court they will be let off because no one will give evidence against them. Just eliminate these guys.