Police arrest 10 suspected Taliban, LeJ operatives

Published: July 31, 2011
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Cache of weapons recovered from terrorists included weapons, ammunition, suicide jackets. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Cache of weapons recovered from terrorists included weapons, ammunition, suicide jackets. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

A total of 10 suspects belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were arrested by officials in the cities of Karachi and Lahore on Sunday.

Karachi arrests

CID police arrested four suspected terrorists linked to banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and three others associated with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi during raids in Karachi.

The seven suspects were arrested in three different raids led by the CID police in the Maripur and Sohrab Goth areas, Express 24/7 correspondent Sabin Agha reported.

A large cache of weapons and ammunition were also recovered during the raids. Express 24/7 reported that these individuals were likely involved in target killings and land grabbing in Karachi.

Lahore arrests

Earlier in the day, in Lahore, police arrested three terrorists in two different operations and recovered two suicide jackets along with several detonators.

According to intelligence sources, police arrested the two terrorists — Muhammad Aqeel and Khuda Bakhsh — from Kot-Abdul Maalik.

The alleged terrorists belonging to the Ilyas Kashmiri group were planning to target important personalities during Ramazan. They have been shifted to an unknown location for interrogation.

Intelligence agencies have also arrested one of the most wanted terrorist Salman Farooqui from Lahore during a joint operation.

Salman belongs to the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Ayesha
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:05PM

    Good job. Kudos to the LEAs! My Allah help us in crushing this menace!

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  • Ahsan Iftikhar
    Jul 31, 2011 - 6:14PM

    Keep up the good work..

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  • vasan
    Jul 31, 2011 - 7:06PM

    When are u releasing them for want of evidence?? Tomorrow ??

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  • Omar
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:08PM

    @Vasan …. Well Said !

    Unfortunetly all the witness are threatened and even killed if they come to give their statement

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  • mind control
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:32PM

    Why is the Police wating its time. Haven’t they learnt their lessons fron the Malik case. LeJ chief Malik not only received a stipend from the government but also got released on account of ‘lack of evidence’ and now has been provided with police guards.

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  • abc
    Jul 31, 2011 - 8:35PM

    Kill them without a trial :S

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  • Hasan Mehmood
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:18PM

    @Omar:
    Police Encounter is the only option if we cant have GuantanaBay

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jul 31, 2011 - 9:49PM

    No need to celebrate the arrest of terrorists. Within a few months our worthy judiciary will let them free for “lack of evidence”. Our judges will start issuing notices to intelligence agencies for arresting and interrogating these demons.

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  • G. Din
    Jul 31, 2011 - 11:12PM

    @Omar: to Vasan
    “Unfortunetly all the witness are threatened and even killed if they come to give their statement”
    If you are serious about liberating your society and country from this menace, please consider a good witness protection program. Such programs have been instituted in many, many countries. Without that you cannot be successful at all!

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  • Muslim
    Aug 1, 2011 - 3:42AM

    Stop the policy of hypocrisy today this menace will disappear tomorrow.

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  • Rashid Khan
    Aug 1, 2011 - 4:14AM

    A pointless effort if its not backed up by effective prosecution mechanisms?
    The accused will spend a few days in lock up at the cost of the exchequer. The legal proceedings will take ages to make a discernable headway by this time the evidence gathering process will have lost its momentum (if it had any) and witnesses will succumb to pressure from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
    Due lack of substantial evidence these individuals they’ll become overnight heroes. They’ll be garlanded by an adulating mob gathered to receive them on their release. And an odd plucky one among these accused may even set up his own independent organization that will add to the flow of hatred and venom of intolerance being spewed by others in this industry.

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  • Anonymous
    Aug 1, 2011 - 8:46AM

    You have eloquently described the poor state of law enforcement agencies. I wonder when the chief justice is going to pay attention to these terrorist cases. Currently he seems to be least bothered about itRecommend

  • abbas
    Aug 1, 2011 - 1:03PM

    No use unless they are punished and kept away from hurting pple. We do not want courts to release them the way other terrorists have been given clean chit based on no strong evidence. Even if there is a small evidence these guys should be punished.

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  • Abbas bangash
    Aug 2, 2011 - 7:07AM

    Our judicial is so weak and curropt that nither a single terrorist got death penalty.where was so called champion of justice ifthekhar chaudry when lj terrorist leader malik ishaq released ,and stepend given to terrorist by punjab gov,in pakistan there is only system of justice named jungle system.Recommend

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