KARACHI: Police and Rangers conducted a raid at the Central Jail in Karachi and found the mobile phone allegedly used to plan the attack targeting a senior judge in the city three days ago, reported Express News on Saturday.
The raid was conducted on the basis of a tip-off given by an inmate in the prison.
Two prisoners have been taken into custody to an unknown location by the Rangers for investigation. During the search operation, Rangers found a number of mobile phones, laptops, internet devices, drugs and weapons in possession of the prisoners.
The laptops have been handed to data experts for finding useful and related information.
According to the Rangers, numbers found on the phones seized from four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists will aid in finding linked terrorists operating from outside jail from areas such as Mangho Pir and Sohrab Goth.
All jail authorities were barred from the building as the rangers took control of the search operation.
Justice Maqbool Baqar was travelling to the Sindh High Court around 8.27am on June 26, when the militants remotely triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a motorcycle. The subsequent blast destroyed Justice Baqar’s Honda Civic, two police vans and two Rangers motorcycles.
Walls of the nearby houses were damaged and windows of several buildings in the neighbourhood were shattered by the thud of the blast. The attack took place near an area where important government buildings – including Sindh High Court, Sindh Assembly and Sindh Secretariat – are located.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed that the attack was carried out by its men.
CM Sindh meets DG Major General
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah met DG Major General Rizwan Akhtar on Saturday to discuss the current situation of Karachi following the raid on Karachi Central Jail.
During the meeting, Akhtar submitted a detailed report on the ongoing targeted operations in different areas of Karachi and the arrests made in the process. The report also included details about the raid operation carried out in Karachi Central Jail.