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.