Alleged LeJ Karachi chief held: CID

CID claimed to have foiled a major terrorist activity during the upcoming elections.


Our Correspondent April 04, 2013

KARACHI: The Sindh Police Crime Investigation Department claimed to have foiled a major terrorist activity during the upcoming elections by apprehending the Karachi chapter chief of outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and his comrade on Wednesday.

The arrested suspects - identified as Shaikh Muhammad alias Athar alias Anwar, and Shahid alias Churan - were held after a raid in Sector 4-A in Surjani Town.

The police also seized 10 kilogrammes of explosives, a pressure cooker bomb, two hand grenades, two TT pistols, five detonators and a cap with a hidden camera.

At a press conference, SSP Fayyaz Khan said that the arrested men belonged to the Ataur Rehman alias Naeem Bukhari group of the outlawed LeJ.

The suspect has confessed that he killed Liaquatabad college principal, Syed Sibte Haider.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2013.

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