False alarm?: Two more ‘terrorists’ found working in Lahore

Published: May 12, 2012

This screenshot shows two of the remaining five men suspected to have infiltrated India. They too turned out to be businessmen from Lahore's Hafeez Centre.

LAHORE: 

The two remaining Pakistani suspects among five declared terrorists by Indian authorities were tracked down by The Express Tribune and Express News on Friday.

After disclosing “facts” on three of the suspects, Indian agencies released pictures of the remaining two men, claiming they too are terrorists. In fact, both the men were identified as employees of Hafeez Centre and are currently in Lahore.

Amjad Ali Khan is an employee of a mobile shop at the famed electronics market while Nadeem Malik is running a business selling old mobile phones. Both have been working in Hafeez Centre for over four years, the President of Traders of Hafeez Centre, Fayyaz Butt said while speaking to The Express Tribune. 

Khan added that an Indian number had repeatedly called both individuals and inquired about their links with possible terrorist organisations.

Leading Indian newspapers quoted the story published in The Express Tribune on Thursday, following the release of photographs of three alleged “terrorists”.  Mumbai police claimed the men belonged to banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and had entered Mumbai.

After this information was unearthed, Indian authorities released two more pictures of other alleged terrorists to cover their negligence but The Express Tribune and Express News traced the remaining two alleged” terrorists, ”and they too were in Lahore.

The Intelligence Bureau had stated that five LeT operatives, in the age group of 25-30 ,armed with fake identity cards, had  slipped into the country to carry out attacks on several sensitive installations in Maharashtra as well as Gujarat.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2012.

Reader Comments (48)

  • naive
    May 12, 2012 - 9:19AM

    Pakistani authorities should seriously investigate this Hafeez Centre. This seems to be a den of terrorists.

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  • Shehryar
    May 12, 2012 - 9:44AM

    India Media and RAW have gone completely mad!!!

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  • May 12, 2012 - 9:52AM

    So much for the “ENOUGH” credible evidence against Hafiz Saeed as well !!!!
    Indian media & Intelligence losing whatever credibility they had!!!

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  • John B
    May 12, 2012 - 9:58AM

    I smell a rat. It is likely five LeT guys entered India, and the identity of these men passed on to the Indian sides by the informants.

    The classic game of discredit the identity of the operatives is at play here from the LeT side.

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  • Free
    May 12, 2012 - 10:27AM

    Is Indian Intelligence ” NUTS “….!!!

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  • pakistanibaloch
    May 12, 2012 - 10:56AM

    *RAW is the failed agency .they have gone completely mad *

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  • dude
    May 12, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @pakistanibaloch:
    then stop criticizing RAW in balochistan conflict.

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  • nationalist baloch
    May 12, 2012 - 11:23AM

    … it seems that the entire ‘war on terror’ narrative is a fake … based on dubious information and in most cases ‘intelligence cooked up’ and ‘false flag’ events …

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  • BlackJack
    May 12, 2012 - 11:24AM

    Indian intelligence agencies seem to be absolutely useless. All these accusations of brilliant spy work in Balochistan and Afghanistan seem to be just propanganda; they could never mount operations of such strategic complexity – given that they can’t even figure out that they should always check in Hafeez Center before releasing photos of assumed terrorists.

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  • pakistani
    May 12, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Some of the members of RAW are also working for other international agencies.These international agencies do not want to see India and Pakistan to be closer. This terrorist revelation story is also part of these international agencies` propaganda through their RAW agents.

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  • vigilant
    May 12, 2012 - 12:13PM

    hahahahahahaha :) :P cannot take this anymore

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  • AD
    May 12, 2012 - 12:15PM

    Enough!!!!!! ” ab RAW ki Jaan loge kya”

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  • Pakwattan
    May 12, 2012 - 12:15PM

    Indian intelligent agencies are so intelligent! lolzzz

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  • Asad
    May 12, 2012 - 12:19PM

    @John B: haha yeah right this script that you have come up with is perfect for next bollywood movieRecommend

  • Moko
    May 12, 2012 - 12:22PM

    How did the men know they had to look at the TV at that very time and find out they were in Indian news ?

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  • Pakistani
    May 12, 2012 - 12:39PM

    @naive:
    Hafeez Center is famous for IT & Cell Phone business… These false alarm rang during Mrs. Clintons Visit… go figure it out…..Recommend

  • Ali Wali
    May 12, 2012 - 1:02PM

    It may be a case of identity theft, authorities should investigate it.

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  • Haider
    May 12, 2012 - 1:43PM

    Why Hafeez Center again??????? something is is really fishy!

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  • GURU
    May 12, 2012 - 1:51PM

    its only a blame game.

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  • Yoda
    May 12, 2012 - 2:09PM

    @naive: The only thing Hafeez Center is a den of is pirated CD’s and cheap computer hardware. Anyone who’s familiar with Lahore knows how ludicrous this whole thing is.

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  • Murtaza Ali
    May 12, 2012 - 2:16PM

    Indian media and intelligence bureau has gone nuts… authorities should demand official apology for defaming our citizen without having any valid grounds..Recommend

  • Ahad
    May 12, 2012 - 2:32PM

    Ha ha cant stop laughing, but on serious note india should work on its intelligence services, tell them stop coming up with this crap, indian friendz their is difference between hafiz and hafeez, y r u ppl so obsessed with the word :)

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  • Zeta
    May 12, 2012 - 2:45PM

    Indians and their “intelligence” standards have been exposed very badly.
    These 5 men should go in india and sue the authorities and the media. They can earn big bucks and at the same time double bleed india

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  • Aakash
    May 12, 2012 - 3:26PM

    few goof ups here and there.. does not in anyway shape or form change the ground reality.

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  • The Analyst
    May 12, 2012 - 3:31PM

    It only happens in INDIA!

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  • Imran Con
    May 12, 2012 - 3:33PM

    In advance, I’m not saying this is the case in this specific incident. It is still a factor with another unique and unpleasant aspect feeding the action. Law enforcement usually needs a crime to occur before they can act and do their job. People in charge of terrorist related monitoring have to rely on profiling, regardless of how insensitive it is. Their job is to act before a crime can occur, so, technically, they can’t wait for proof and work on hunches no matter how bad it looks when they’re wrong.
    Innocents will always be angry and the media will make sure they can’t live it down too soon. It’s simply a matter of valuing life over feelings.

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  • WoW
    May 12, 2012 - 3:55PM

    @Shehryar:
    Agree with you. They should have published all the 180 million Pakistanis.

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  • maz3tt
    May 12, 2012 - 4:03PM

    all these alarm were fake so was the mumbai attack.Recommend

  • ALi
    May 12, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Indians and Pakistani media are playing along one thing…and the end result of that is NO TRADE ties between the countries.

    Why this dumb agency would come up with 2 more pictures after knowing that they are normal ppl in Hafeez Center..? THInk about it guys…

    The Olympics are on its way…something big is about to come…

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  • Truth Hurts
    May 12, 2012 - 4:14PM

    Who really cares what Inidan Media says?? Its their job to create lies and propaganda against Pakistan and they get paid for that! Nothing new!

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  • Good decision
    May 12, 2012 - 4:29PM

    Shame on all for you for falsely accusing RAW for all of Pakistan woes. Hope this is embedded in your minds forever.

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  • Batman
    May 12, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Just for a laugh I want to see what kind of evidence they have against Hafiz Saeed.

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  • May 12, 2012 - 4:49PM

    Where are all the Indians hiding now?

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  • Vijay K
    May 12, 2012 - 5:32PM

    After Mumbai, it is better to be safe than sorry as far as our ‘friendly, peace loving’ neighbour is concerned. RAW is doing a fine job : we haven’t had another Mumbai yet.

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  • Truth
    May 12, 2012 - 5:59PM

    I think a RAW buy all its goods from Hafeez Center Lahore :)

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  • Rizwan
    May 12, 2012 - 6:54PM

    @The Analyst:
    You mean ENDIA? :))

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  • Moko
    May 12, 2012 - 7:06PM

    So now Indians can’t even cry wolf in their own country ?

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  • vickram
    May 12, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Now you all know how inept and inefficient RAW is. They are incapable of organizing blasts or terror training.

    Pls stop giving unnecessary credit to RAW and Indian ‘intelligence’.

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  • Ali
    May 12, 2012 - 7:16PM

    Background check them, just in case. Working in Hafee center does not mean they can not work for LeT,

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  • Shyam
    May 12, 2012 - 7:27PM

    So these guys sneaked back to Lahore

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  • Jalal
    May 12, 2012 - 9:18PM

    Raw is the most funny intl. Agency in the whole world, We r froud of our ISI

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  • raf
    May 12, 2012 - 9:33PM

    whither art thou indian trolls? enlighten us with thy “raw” comments

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  • Yash
    May 12, 2012 - 11:08PM

    lol….on one hand every1 saying RAW is nuts, useless blah blah

    at the same time it is being accused of the bomb blasts in pakistan, balochistan crisis etc etc

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  • Fahad Raza
    May 12, 2012 - 11:33PM

    @Batman:
    That was in Marathi.. Rehman Malik pointed out…in those good ol’e days..lols

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  • Abhi
    May 12, 2012 - 11:33PM

    It is actually RAW’s planRecommend

  • Deb
    May 13, 2012 - 12:06AM

    @John B

    Exactly my thought.
    Besides it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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  • Thank You
    May 13, 2012 - 1:37PM

    As a member of the Indian civil society…
    I thank you Tribune for bringing to light the inefficiency of our Intelligence Services.
    This will help to correct shortcomings, that mite exist on our side.

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  • saher
    May 13, 2012 - 4:35PM

    but seriously, whats with the hafeez center.. :S need an answer to that

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