Security forces link LeJ leader to Multan blast

Published: November 14, 2011

Dr Arshad, a known entity to law enforcement officials, led a group of LeJ militants. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

MULTAN: Security forces have discovered that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) leader Dr Arshad, who was killed in a covert raid on a militant hideout in Jhelum on November 12, was responsible for the imambargha blast in Multan.

The bomb blast in Multan had injured 10 people, however no one was killed. After the blast, police had arrested many people from Mandi Bahauddin and had found out clues linking Dr Arshad to the blast in Multan.

Security forces have currently shifted all the arrested terrorists to unknown places and are conducting raids in southern Punjab. During one of the raids, police also recovered 2000kg of explosives.

The security forces are planning to raid different madrassahs that are found to be having links with terrorists.

As reported earlier, Dr Arshad, a known entity to law enforcement officials, led a group of LeJ militants. He was accused of killing eight Ahmadis in Mong, a village near Mandi Bahauddin. There was also a case against him for using a rocket launcher against Shahtaj Sugar Mills, as well as attacking local elected officials, said sources in intelligence agencies.

Dr Arshad was wanted by the police in at least 10 cases of terrorism.

Reader Comments (5)

  • Adeel759
    Nov 14, 2011 - 10:20PM

    Finally, fight has begun where it should ve been fight long ago. Lej

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  • "I only want to be PM"
    Nov 14, 2011 - 11:56PM

    What is Imran khan’s stand on Lej?

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  • shadi
    Nov 15, 2011 - 12:01AM

    how can anyone let this man still live?

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  • Farooq
    Nov 15, 2011 - 12:38AM

    I am from Mandi Bahauddin and this indeed is good news. Finally government is doing something about this menace. He was a quack before becoming a terrorist. He was totally challenging the government’s writ in the district for last two three years.
    My heart goes out for the family of four Shaheed Law Enforcement Agents.

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  • Mirza
    Nov 15, 2011 - 1:14AM

    Good that he was killed in the raid otherwise he would have been released by our udiciary. It is an open war between peaceful civilians and fanatic terrorist killers. The sad irony is there is no outrage by the rightwing parties against these terrorists. Has the US or any other country created these monsters and taught them extreme Wahabism? What is the stand of rightwing parties about these terrorists and their sancturies? Opposing USA or other foreign powers is not going to reduce the fanaticism and number of terrorists.

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