Crime prevention: High-profile militant arrested in Swat

The official added that several First Information Reports were lodged against Adil Khan


Shehzad Khan March 01, 2017
Abdul Wahid Baloch worked as telephone operator at Civil hospital. PHOTO: FILE

SWAT: A high-profile militant linked with Taliban was arrested in Swat on Tuesday.

According to officials, the police following a tip-off, arrested a key militant identified as Adil Khan, a resident of the Sambat area of Matta tehsil in Swat.

“Adil Khan is a high-profile militant and maintains links allegedly with the banned outfit of Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat,” the official said, adding that the detained militant was involved in anti-state activates during insurgency in Swat.

The official added that several First Information Reports were lodged against Adil Khan with the Matta police station for carrying out attacks on law-enforcement agencies in 2008.

“The detained militant will be interrogated by the law-enforcement agencies in an undisclosed location to trace his accomplices.” the official added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2017.

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