Suspected Taliban commander arrested in Karachi: CID

Published: August 16, 2011
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Suspect claims Baitullah Mehsud visited Karachi a few years ago and stayed at his residence.

Suspect claims Baitullah Mehsud visited Karachi a few years ago and stayed at his residence.

KARACHI: Karachi’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) police arrested on Tuesday suspected Taliban commander Fazal Mehsud from the Kemari area in Karachi.

Weapons were also seized from his possession.

According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) CID Operations Fayyaz Khan, Mehsud was associated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction.

The alleged Taliban commander was a close associate of the head of Tehree-e-Taliban Pakistan Baitullah Mehsud and Commander Faiz Muhammad.

SSP Fayyaz Khan said that during interrogation, the suspect revealed that Baitullah Mehsud had visited Karachi a few years ago for treatment.

He also claimed that Baitullah Mehsud stayed with him at his residence in Karachi.

According to CID police, the suspect is also involved in fund raising for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other terrorist activities in Waziristan.

Earlier this month, with the help of an informant, the anti-extremism cell of the Crime Investigation Department arrested seven suspects belonging to different banned outfits and gangs.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Sohail
    Aug 16, 2011 - 4:59PM

    Wont be surprised if Amal Al Zawahri is caught in Defence area!

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  • Aug 16, 2011 - 5:00PM

    What? Another conspiracy to defame Karachi! Baitullah Masud is a Mossad agent!

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  • Omair Shakil
    Aug 16, 2011 - 5:21PM

    When are we releasing him?

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  • bhai
    Aug 16, 2011 - 6:04PM

    why those who killed hundreds of people in karachi recently are never caught?

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Aug 16, 2011 - 6:05PM

    I can bet my bottom dollar that despite of all the revelations made by this man, he will get away with this and will remain unpunished cuz such elements are being supported by few extremists such as General Hameed Gul and Imran Khan in our country. One thing should be clear upon all that tehreek-taliban pakistan is infact the association of Mulla Omar Led Afghan Talibans. there is no diffrence between the two. both of them are committed to destroy Pakistan’s and Global peace.they are neither Raw’s, CIA’s or Mosad’s Agent. they are operating independently to impose their ideology on others.

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Aug 16, 2011 - 6:17PM

    well done now hang him along with every one who support talibans , remember one thing they are not at all indian or american agents. they are from our own country and we must wipe them off to ensure our security

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  • Hasan Viqar
    Aug 16, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Hope he will not be set free and be executed for crimes against humanity.

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  • Aug 16, 2011 - 7:24PM

    Taliban (real deal) or Tehreek-e-Taliban (fake & counter-gang with American radios and direct access to Reuters & AP)?

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  • Aug 16, 2011 - 7:27PM

    @Sohail:
    Zawahiri previous hideout includes US, UK, Bosnia, Yemen, etc (Source: http://bit.ly/nksNNi ). They should try looking there first and question how he got immigration in US so quickly.

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Aug 16, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Don’t rejoice, he will be released within a couple of months because this is the track record of our courts, releasing the BEASTS honourably

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  • Dude
    Aug 16, 2011 - 10:22PM

    Lets hand him over to people of SWAT for street justice.

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  • aq
    Aug 17, 2011 - 5:13AM

    @ all , the mehsud has been released, CID has become Comedy Info dept. its in the news the CID cooked it to get fame , wat a pitty :(

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  • Mirza
    Aug 17, 2011 - 9:38AM

    He is innocent and is framed by the Indians, US, and Israeli agents. This freedom fighter must be immediately released (Baizzat bari) with honor and no public record. A public apology along with generous restitution in cash is immediately paid. His family should be taken care of in his absence. Our courts are independent, hospitable and charitable to the soldiers of Islam who are fighting holy war. This is the least we can do keeping with our recent history while dealing with these fighters.

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Aug 17, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Well as I said earlier he will be released in 3 months, the news is that he has been released on bail in just THREE DAYS !!! Congratulations my friends !! one more BEAST to deal with

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  • Mumtaz.Rizvi
    Aug 17, 2011 - 8:15PM

    Where are all those elements who declare Generall Musharaf a Crimnal and wish to execute him, but not saying a single word on the wake of the release of this man. very strange!!!!Recommend

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