Sectarian killings: 50 suspects held in Quetta search operation

The search operation was mounted in some areas after a decision was taken at a high level meeting of police.

Express August 03, 2011
Sectarian killings: 50 suspects held in Quetta search operation


Around 50 suspects were detained in connection with sectarian killings during a search operation in different parts of Saryab locality here on Tuesday.

Frontier Corps (FC), police and personnel of Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) took part in the operation. Helicopters aided troops engaged in house to house search in Killi Kamalo and Killi Qambarni area of Saryab.

The search operation was mounted in some areas after a decision was taken at a high level meeting of police, FC and other law enforcement agencies regarding the rise in sectarian killings in the province.

“Officials have decided to launch search operations in some localities of Quetta where suspects involved in sectarian terrorism had taken shelter,” a senior official said.

As many as 18 people were killed in two separate episodes of sectarian killings on July 29 and August 1. The outlawed Lashkar-i-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for both the attacks.

Official said, the search operation will continue for a few more days. Police have rounded up more than 200 suspects during the past three days.  “Those who had no affiliation with these killings are being released after interrogation,” sources said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2011.


Ali Mardan | 12 years ago | Reply

Search operations and arrests ......... as usal out of 50 none of them would be the real culprit becuase there is lack of will to round-up the real culprit, as Intel agencies are well aware of these elements where they hide, how they operate and who are their financers. These ops are useless because even if some real culprit is caught "accidentally" he would be released eventually by the courts on the basis of lake of evidence. The law and punishment is meant only for law abiding citizens not for out-laws in Pakistan. The murderer of 100's of people is set free to go and hunt down some more innocent lives and earn heaven not only for himself but for his whole family and friends ..... what a shame. And shame to all those politicians as well who are eager to make a pose with these outlaws for political gain and for the next day's daily just to show that he is also one of them so don't go after him, cowards.

Hasan Mehmood | 12 years ago | Reply

@Dr. Saleem Siddiqi: For a learned person like you, the simplicity and naivety of your line of thinking is simply astounding. If you lived in Middle East, you must know that even Khutba for Juma prayers is printed and distributed by Govt and no one is allowed to deviate. Are you advocating that level of Govt control and oversight on all matters concerned with Mosque / Madressa? If so GOD bless you and there does not remain anything to discuss.

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