Islamabad standoff: Sikandar’s 'accomplice' taken into custody

Mubeen Khan is reported to have accompanied Sikandar when he was bringing weapons from Kasur.


Web Desk August 24, 2013
File photo of Muhammad Sikandar. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested Mubeen Khan, the alleged accomplice of Islamabad gunman Muhammad Sikandar, from Hafizabad, Express News reported on Saturday.

Mubeen Khan was reported to have accompanied Sikandar when he was bringing weapons from Kasur.

The accused is reported to be involved in several suspicious activities and has links in the tribal areas.

He also came to Constitution Avenue in Islamabad on August 15 when an armed man Sikandar accompanied with a woman and two children, whom he claimed were his wife and children, had driven into the middle of the avenue where he fired on the police and started a stand off.

Mubeen Khan is a taxi driver and a resident of Islampura in the area of Hafizabad. His father, Late Lal Khan, was a constable and his brother works for the police.

Islamabad police has also arrested another accomplice of Sikandar named Ubaidullah from Hafizabad who was later transferred to an unknown place.

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